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Information on How to Prevent Chlamydia: A Summary

The surest way to avoid getting chlamydia is either to practice abstinence or be in a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship with someone who has been tested and is not infected.
 
You can reduce your chances of getting chlamydia or giving it to your partner by using male latex condoms correctly every time you have sexual intercourse.
 
Health experts recommend chlamydia testing annually for all sexually active women 25 years old and younger. Healthcare experts also recommend an annual screening test for older women with risk factors for chlamydia (a new sex partner or many sex partners). In addition, all pregnant women should be screened for chlamydia.
 
If you experience genital symptoms like burning while urinating or have a discharge, you should see your healthcare provider immediately.
 
(Click Chlamydia Prevention for more information on how to prevent chlamydia.)
 
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