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Chlamydia spread by ignorance

8th January 2010

One in five people are not aware that contracting chlamydia can be harmful to women's fertility.

According to a survey carried out by Populus of 2,000 young people and parents, 65% did not use barrier contraception when they slept with a new partner. Gillian Merron, Public Health Minister, said: "Chlamydia is a silent infection that can have serious consequences. Young people sometimes feel too embarrassed to ask for the test even though they know it is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the UK."

 

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Article Information

Title: Chlamydia spread by ignorance
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 13703
Date Added: 8th Jan 2010

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