What is it?
Chlamydia is caused by a bacteria and is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK.
How do I get it?
- unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex (sex without a condom)
- sharing sex toys that aren't washed or covered with a new condom each time they're used
- your genitals coming into contact with your partner's genitals – this means you can get chlamydia from someone even if there is no penetration, orgasm or ejaculation
- infected semen or vaginal fluid getting into your eye
- it can also be passed by a pregnant woman to her baby
How do I know if I have Chlamydia?
Most people with chlamydia don't notice any symptoms and don't know they have it.
If you do develop symptoms, you may experience:
- pain when peeing
- unusual discharge from the vagina, penis or rectum (back passage)
- in women, pain in the tummy, bleeding after sex and bleeding between periods
- in men, pain in the testicles
Where can I get tested?
- Make an appointment with your GP or contact Grampian Sexual Health Services - call 0345 337 9900
For more informaton visit NHS inform