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Chlamydia: Causes

Causes Of Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection of the genitals and anus in men and women. This is a contagious disease. A bacterium chlamydia trachomatis causes chlamydia. Chlamydia is transferred from partner to partner by vaginal, oral, or anal sex. The bacterium is passed when the mucous membrane comes in contact with infected secretion. Oral chlamydia is also reported though it is less frequent than genital chlamydia. Any mucous membrane (membrane that does not have skin) can get infected with the bacteria if it comes in contact with the infected fluid. Young women and teenage girls are more prone to get chlamydia because their cervix is not fully matured. The chances of getting chlamydia increase if a person has multiple sexual partners. An infected mother can pass on chlamydia to her baby.

Article created on: July 18, 2006

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