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    Chlamydia - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for getting chlamydia include:

    • Having unprotected sex (not using condoms).
    • Having more than one sex partner.
    • Having a high-risk partner or partners. This includes people who have more than one sex partner or sex partners who have chlamydia.
    • Starting sexual activity before age 18.

    Any child with chlamydia needs to be seen by a doctor to determine the cause and to assess for possible sexual abuse. For more information, see the topic Child Abuse and Neglect.

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    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
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