Midwife Matters

Pregnancy preparations, women's health, and care options

How can I avoid getting chlamydia?

  • The best way to avoid diseases like chlamydia is to not have sex. It also helps to be in a long-term relationship with only one partner who has been tested and is not infected.
  • You can reduce your risk of getting a disease through sexual activity by always using a male latex condom correctly. No method is completely effective and condom use can’t guarantee complete protection from these diseases.
  • The federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all sexually active women younger than 25 get a chlamydia test each year.
  • The CDC also recommends that girls and women age 11 to 26 get vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV).

For more information about chlamydia, click here to visit the Midwifery Matters > Resource Center.

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