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Can Chlamydia Make You Infertile?

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK. As a result, it affects many people at some point during their adult life. Although it can easily be treated with a routine course of antibiotics, it often shows no signs or symptoms. For this reason, chlamydia can remain undiagnosed and may lead to complications such as infertility. 

In this article, the specialists at Your Sexual Health will discuss everything surrounding the link between chlamydia and infertility. So, can chlamydia make you infertile? 

Although the chlamydia bacterium itself does not cause infertility, if left untreated, it can lead to complications that can cause infertility. For women, this condition is known as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and in men, research shows that it can damage the DNA within sperm, leading to a high percentage of malformed and immobile cells.

Read on to find out more about the links between chlamydia and infertility, the symptoms that you should look out for and how it can be prevented.