Are you aware that about 10% of the female population is infected with the sexually-transmitted disease known as Chlamydia? Recent studies have learned about this, so medical professionals are warning women, and even men, to be vigilant and prepared to fight this disease.

The common STD

Caused by a bacterium, Chlamydia is one of today's most common STD. It is transmitted from one person to another through sexual intercourse. It is very common among sexually active females who are between the ages of 16 and 25. According to data gathered, in Wales and England, the number of new Chlamydia cases jumped from 53,221 back in 1999 to 62,565 in 2013, which is an increase of about 18%.

Chlamydia in females can bring about signs and symptoms that can be mild at first but can become more serious as the disease progresses.

Preventative measures against Chlamydia

To protect against Chlamydia, people should learn to observe the following preventative measures:

  • - using protection, such as condoms
  • - getting tested for Chlamydia test regularly
  • - refraining from having multiple sex partners
  • - being in a mutually monogamous relationship

Testing for Chlamydia promptly is very important so that the infection can be cured at the earliest chance.