Tips to Prevent Chlamydia

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Jan 31, 2012
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Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease, which is transmitted easily during any type of intimate sexual contact (vaginal, anal or oral sex). As it is transmitted easily and causes complications even in people with mild or no symptoms, measures to prevent Chlamydia infection are important. Read to know on the various measures to prevent this common sexually transmitted disease.


Avoid sex: The best way to prevent Chlamydia infection (or for that matter any other sexually transmitted disease) is to avoid any kind of sexual contact (vaginal, anal and oral sex). It, however, may not work as it is not a realistic option.


Have one partner: The next best option to avoiding sex is living in a monogamous relationship (having one sex partner) with a person, who is not infected (and is in a monogamous relationship with you).


Condoms:
Condoms are the best way to prevent most types of sexually transmitted diseases including Chlamydia infection, genital herpes and gonorrhoea. Regular use of condoms can help one prevent the disease. Chlamydia infection can be prevented by:

  • Using condoms (male or female) for every sexual contact (vaginal or anal sex).
  • Using a condom to cover the penis, latex or Plastic Square (dam) to cover the female genitals if you have oral sex.
  • Avoid sharing of sex toys. If you share them, clean or cover it with a new condom before using them.

Use of a condom during sexual contact is recommended even if the person has never been infected as many people with the infection do not have any symptoms, but can transmit the infection.

 

 

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