Were you looking for information about Chlamydia? Chlamydien is a common misspelling of chlamydia.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that affects an estimated 2.8 million Americans each year. It is caused by the Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium and affects both men and women. The infection can be spread during oral, vaginal, and anal sex; it can also be transmitted from an infected mother to her child during childbirth. Although most people do not develop any signs of chlamydia, symptoms may include pain during urination and abnormal discharge from the penis or vagina.
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