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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 CHLAMYDIA Chlamydia Trachomatis is a sexually transmitted disease that can be spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex (CDC, 2014). Although both males and females are affected by Chlamydia, the disease can cause reproductive damage in women, making it hard toconcieve in the future. Chlamydia can also cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in women if left untreated. CHLAMYDIA CHLAMYDIA what is it? IN WOMEN 1 in 15 sexually active females between 14-19 years of age has Chlamydia!(CDC,2014) SYMPTOMS in WOMEN - Burning Sensation While Urinating-Pain During Intercourse-Rectal Pain-Rectal Discharge-Symptoms of PID-Vaginal Discharge-Bleeding After Intercourse(NIH, 2015) YOU MAY BE AT RISK IF YOU HAVE: - Engaged in Unprotected Sex-Had Multiple Sex Partners-Have used drugs or alcohol prior to engaging in sexual activities(NIH, 2015) Treatment A culture can be collected by your Physician during a pelvic exam and then tested for the Chlamydia Trachomitis Bacteria. If one is infected with Chlamydia, it can easilybe cured through prescribed antibiotics. (NIH,2015) References:1.) MedlinePlus [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); [updated 2015 March 16].Chlamydia; [updated 2014 June 11; cited 2015 March 16]. Available from: medlineplus/ency/article/001345.htm2.) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Chlamydia. Retrieved on March 16, 2015 from chlamydia /stdfact-chlamydia.htm
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