Chlamydia In Men
Chlamydia in men is
more pervasive than any other male sexually transmitted disease (STD), with millions of new reported cases
each year. Many sources report the number spans between 3 and 4 million new cases per year, making it the most
often reported bacterial STD in America. Twenty-five percent of the sexually active US population, has a
Chlamydia is the shortened form of
the name 'Chlamydia Trachomatis'. Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacterium - in chlamydia in men, the most common
site of the infection is inside the urethra, the tube through which men urinate and pass sperm - in women the
primary site is on the cervix, which is the opening between the uterus and the vagina.
With chlamydia in men, the bacteria are found in the urine and sperm since
both pass through the urethra - in women the bacteria are most commonly passed through vaginal secretions, but
if the urethra becomes infected, then the chlamydia bacteria will be passed through urine also. During unprotected
sex these bacteria will transfer through genital fluids from one partner to the other. Unprotected anal sex,
whether by straight or gay partners, also puts you at risk of contracting chlamydia.
Chlamydia in men, especially men under 25 who have had more than one partner
within the last year, affects a huge portion of the population and sexually active young people should make a point
of having frequent chlamydia tests. If you are active with multiple partners you should be tested for chlamydia
often, especially before beginning with a new sex partner. And since chlamydia in men will not even evince symptoms
in half the men who have it, if you are active with multiple partners you should still have chlamydia testing even
if you do not see any symptoms of chlamydia in yourself.
Engaging in safe sex using condoms is the most ecouraged measure in
preventing chlamydia in men or any other STD. Online STD testing is easy to get started and if needed, treatment
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lasting affects on your health if left neglected. You can download a free STD resource guide at www.STD911.com Read on for more information.