Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted
infection (STI) in the United States. About 3 million people are infected with
chlamydia every year.1
Reported rates of the illness are higher in women than in men.
But experts assume that of all new cases, half occur in men and half occur
in women. Most people with chlamydia are not aware that they are infected and
do not seek testing.1
"Vaginitis" is a medical term used to describe various conditions that cause infection or inflammation of the vagina. Vulvovaginitis refers to inflammation of both the vagina and vulva (the external female genitals). These conditions can result from a vaginal infection caused by organisms such as bacteria, yeast, or viruses, as well as by irritations from chemicals in creams, sprays, or even clothing that is in contact with this area. In some cases, vaginitis results from organisms that are passed...