Although chlamydia is the most common STD in the United States, it is often spread through sexual contact without any symptoms. 75 percent of females and 50 percent of males have no idea that they are carrying this disease. This is why researchers named the bacteria from the Greek word cloak.
If left untreated, this disease could prevent you from having children. Chlamydia is spreading so rapidly that doctors are urging sexually active females to be tested every six months. This is because girls are more likely to suffer the dramatic effects without knowing.
If there are symptoms, they will usually be discharge from the penis or vagina, painful urination, burning and itching around the penis, pain and swelling in the testicles, and lower abdominal pain in females.