Good news! Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that shows the rate of Chlamydia infection among females between the ages of 15 and 19 experiencing a significant drop.
According to the data gathered, the numbers have continued to drop since 2012 and remain almost the same for the past couple of years.
Rate of infection in young Females
Years ago, back in 2005 to 2009, the number of teenage female Chlamydia patients rose in alarming rates. So, with the drop off starting in 2012, health officials have at least become a little less paranoid.
However, the Chlamydia rate among females between the ages of 20 and 24 has continued to rise. In 2005, the rate was at 2,700 for every 100,000. But in 2012, it has increased to 3,700, which is equivalent to a 4.9% raise every year.
Modes of transmission
Caused by bacteria, Chlamydia is one of today's most widely spread sexually-transmitted diseases.
It is transmitted and spread in different ways, including:
- engaging in unprotected sex - oral, vaginal, or anal
- from an infected pregnant woman to her infant
To diagnose Chlamydia, you should undergo a Chlamydia test. You can use a rapid Chlamydia test kit for fast, convenient, and accurate testing.
If you test positive, consult a doctor to know what the best treatment medication is for you.