STDs - Chlamydia and Gonorrhea (Part I)

This series is all about common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)! We’ll provide a basic introduction to the individual diseases, covering the possible symptoms as well as treatment and preventive measures. Stay tuned for the next part of the series next week!


Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) amongst sexually active young people. It is a type of bacterial infection that is commonly spread through vagina, anal, and oral intercourse. It may also spread from an infected pregnant mother to the baby during childbirth. For women, untreated chlamydia may lead to serious consequences such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and even infertility. An infected baby may also present with eye and lung infections.

What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

Symptoms of chlamydia for women include:

● Foul-smelling,