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How can I reduce my risk of chlamydia infection?

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To reduce your risk of a chlamydia infection:

  • Use condoms correctly every time you have sex.
  • Limit the number of sex partners, and do not go back and forth between partners.
  • Practice sexual abstinence, or limit sexual contact to one uninfected partner.
  • If you think you are infected, avoid sexual contact and see a doctor.

From: Chlamydia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 10, 2017

SOURCE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 10, 2017

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