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Is chlamydia only caught through sexual contact?


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Is chlamydia only caught through sexual contact?
 
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Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STD) caused by the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis. These bacteria can live in the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body), the rectum, throat and eyes. In women the bacteria can also infect the cervix (the opening to the womb).

You can therefore catch chlamydia through any form of unprotected sex - oral, vaginal, or anal. It can also be spread by touching infected areas with the fingers - for example, touching the genitals and then the eyes. However, you cannot catch it from sharing facilities such as toilets or swimming pools.

Chlamydia can also pass from a mother to baby during childbirth. This may result in eye or lung infection.

Pretty much. It could be caught in other ways i supose but not really likely. the problem with it is that the symptoms of chlamydia, especially in men can be almost non existent. There fore making it easy to spread the disease. So someone could have it for years and not really know they had it.
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