Chlamydia Sexually Transmitted Disease

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According to the CDC (Center For Disease Control) website, Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease or STD. It is a disease that can be contracted by either men or women. It is safe to say that it does way more harm to a female body than that of a male. It can cause serious, permanent damage to a woman 's reproductive system, which as we know if necessary for procreation and the replenishing of the population. This disease can also make it difficult or impossible for her to get pregnant later on. Though the effects on the human body are very harmful, is very easily cured by antibiotics.
Chlamydia can also cause a potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy or pregnancy that occurs anywhere outside of the womb). 1
The number of cases of chlamydia
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It is advised that protection against STDs such as condoms be used at every sexual encounter to reduce the number of infections.

As a result of budget cuts, many clinics have closed. Fewer clinics means reduced access to screening, testing and treatment for those who desperately need it.
Chlamydia is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and is spread by infected individuals to their partners by unprotected vaginal anal or oral sex. It can also be spread from mother to child and also through the use of unwashed sex toys. The chlamydia bacteria depend on host cells for nutrients that they need for survival. They invade these host cells and infect them. However, they stop dividing if the human cells are starved of nutrients. Once the host cells start to receive nutrients again and conditions improve, the bacteria will again start to divide and multiply.4
People with this disease usually have few or no symptoms so they don’t know that they have it. It is also known as the “silent disease.” However, if there are symptoms, they may appear between one and three weeks after one has been
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These include swollen testicles that are tender, lower abdominal and pelvic pain, discharge, pain and bleeding around the anus, abnormal vaginal discharge, pain during intercourse, burning or pain while urinating, pus or discharge from penis, blood in the urine and increase in the number of times one urinates if the urethra is infected. Chlamydia can also affect the eyes where one will experience redness, discharge or itching. I can also cause inflammation of the eye or conjunctivitis. If one experiences these symptoms, they should go to the doctor or local clinic

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