Womens Health

Chlamydia And Gonorrhea

The most commonly diagnosed STDs in the world today are Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Fortunately, both of these STDs can be cured, without leaving any serious damage-if they are detected early enough and treated on time. Find out more about Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and learn what you can do to protect yourself from contracting these STDS or any STD. Also get the facts about the importance of regular testing for STDs, like getting an annual pap smear, because if Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are not treated early enough, they can cause infertility. Learn more about these effects so that you can avoid any permanent damage to your reproductive system.


Chlamydia is the most commonly contracted STD. Doctors estimate that as many as 75% of the population will contract Chlamydia at some time while sexually active, a very alarming statistic. However, we can get those numbers down by practicing safe sex. Get the information you need to protect yourself from this STD, and all other STDs, and also check out our articles on the symptoms and treatments for Chlamydia. However, keep in mind that Chlamydia often presents without symptoms, hence the importance of regular STD testing.  Getting a regular pap smear will help you to diagnose any irregularities like chlamydia.  Be sure not to delay getting this yearly test.

Also learn about how Chlamydia can affect your unborn baby if you carry the virus when pregnant.  Get the facts in our article on Chlamydia and pregnancy.  Also check out our article on Chlamydia and infertility and learn how to protect yourself from this silent virus.  If you avoid getting your yearly pap smear and STD testing Chlamydia can rob your of your future chance to have children.  This is why it is so important to go for testing.  A simple test and treatment can prevent Chlamydia from ever recking such havoc in your body.  


The second most common STD is Gonorrhea. Like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea is treatable, but it can cause permanent damage to your reproductive tract if not detected early. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for this STD and find out how to protect yourself from contracting Gonorrhea. However, Gonorrhea, like Chlamydia, often has no symptoms, so again regular testing for STDs is very important. Find out more about the importance of getting STD testing and pap smears. In addition, read up on how gonorhea can affect your fertility in our article on gonorrhea and infertility.  Also learn what to do if you are pregnant and have Gonorrhea and discover how Gonorrhea can affect your pregnancy and your future baby.

Most importantly, always practice safe sex by using a condom to prevent the spread of STDs and always get tested after each new partner.  

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Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, which can damage a woman's reproductive organs. Even though symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications that cause irreversible damage, including infertility, can occur "silently" before a woman ever recognizes a problem. Untreated chlamydia infection can cause many severe complications. Untreated chlamydial infections can progress to serious reproductive and other health problems with both short-term and long-term consequences. Like the disease itself, the damage that chlamydia causes is often "silent."
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