Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in UK, with 126,828 diagnoses amongst 15 to 24 year olds (2017).
According to NHS, in 2013 more than 200,000 people tested positive for chlamydia in England alone.
Around 70% of infected people are younger than 25.
7 out of 10 people infected with chlamydia experience no symptoms whatsoever.
About 20% of women who don’t get treatment for chlamydia develop PID or pelvic inflammatory disease.
If you are a sexually active women under 25, or if you are older than 25 but have some of the risk factors, you should get tested yearly.


Changes in vaginal discharge, sometimes with an odour
Itching or burning around the vagina
Painful periods or bleeding between periods
Bleeding after sex
Pain in the abdomen
Pain during sex
Pain while urinating

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