Risk Factors for Chlamydia
A risk factor is something that raises your chances of getting a health problem.
Chlamydia is more common in women than in men. The risk is highest among adolescents and young adults. Other things that can raise the risk are:
- Being sexually active
- A history of chlamydia or other STIs
- Having a new sex partner
- Having more than one sex partner
- Having a partner who has an STI
- Having sex without a condom
- Chlamydia—CDC detailed fact sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/STDFact-chlamydia-detailed.htm.
- Chlamydia genital infection. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/chlamydia-genital-infection.
- Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment-guidelines/default.htm.
- Elizabeth Margaret Prusak, MD
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