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How can I prevent chlamydia?

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To reduce the risk of getting infected with chlamydia, use a condom each time you have sex. Limit the number of sexual partners.

From: Understanding Chlamydia -- Prevention WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Chlamydia."

AMA: "Chlamydia Screening: A Routine Test."

CDC: "Chlamydia -- CDC Fact Sheet."

National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Chlamydia."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 14, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Chlamydia."

AMA: "Chlamydia Screening: A Routine Test."

CDC: "Chlamydia -- CDC Fact Sheet."

National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Chlamydia."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 14, 2017

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