Think you can’t get chlamydia?

What makes you sure?

Ignorance about STD’s (sexually transmitted diseases) is dangerous. Knowing what your up against is an important tactic in winning any fight.   

So help yourself out in the fight against STD’s by learning a little more about chlamydia.  Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STD, making it the perfect place to start the fight!

Both men AND women can get this disease from having sex with an infected person.

Chlamydia can be extra tricky because people who have it, especially women, don’t have symptoms.  This makes it easy to pass around from person to person without anyone knowing they have it.  When people do exhibit symptoms, it can show up in pain when using the bathroom or a discharge from the penis or vagina.

The good news is that chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics.

The bad news is if you don’t have symptoms and don’t know you’re infected, you won’t have a need to seek treatment. If left untreated it can lead to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease). PID is a serious issue, as it can cause abdominal pain, and also lead to future problems related to pregnancy and infertility. If you have untreated chlamydia and have a in-clinic (surgical) abortion, it is possible that the infection could be moved to the upper reproductive tract causing PID.

If you have had sex, protected or unprotected, you should get tested for chlamydia.  At North Care Women’s Clinic we offer testing and treatment for chlamydia.   

Know the facts about the risks and complications of chlamydia.  Questions?  Call us at 215.855.2424 and schedule a confidential appointment, our nurses would be happy to get you the answers you need.


The Medical Institute for Sexual Health
Stevenson, M. M., and K. W. Radcliffe. “Preventing pelvic infection after abortion.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine Web site.  Accessed August 4, 2013.