This is due to behaviors and biological factors common among young people.
If you are sexually active, you can do the following things to lower your chances of getting chlamydia: Anyone who has sex can get chlamydia through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
However, sexually active young people are at a higher risk of getting chlamydia.
Have an honest and open talk with your health care provider.
Ask whether you should be tested for chlamydia or other STDs.
This can make it difficult or impossible for her to get pregnant later on.
Chlamydia can also cause a potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy that occurs outside the womb).It is important that you take all of the medication your doctor prescribes to cure your infection.When taken properly it will stop the infection and could decrease your chances of having complications later on.If you are a sexually active woman younger than 25 years, you should get a test for chlamydia every year.If you are an older woman with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has an STD, you should get a test for chlamydia every year.If your doctor prescribes a single dose of medication, you should wait seven days after taking the medicine before having sex.