Risk Factors for Chlamydia


About risk factors: Risk factors for Chlamydia are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Chlamydia makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Chlamydia. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Chlamydia. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

Risk factor list: The list of risk factors mentioned for Chlamydia in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion: Sexually active men and women can be exposed to chlamydia bacteria during sexual contact with an infected person. The more sex partners a person has, the greater the risk of chlamydia infection. Babies are at risk of acquiring a chlamydial infection from their infected mother.

Sexually active teenagers and young women are especially susceptible to chlamydia bacteria because of the characteristics of the cells that form the lining of the cervical canal.1

Risks factors for Chlamydia: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to risk factors for Chlamydia:

1. excerpt from Chlamydia-Disease Information: DSTD

Last revision: October 23, 2003

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