Number of reported chlamydia cases in 2013

Data Source: STDSS (CDC/NCHHSTP) ; Population Estimates (Census)


Chlamydia is a common STD that can infect both men and women. It can cause serious, permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive system, making it difficult or impossible for her to get pregnant later on. Chlamydia can also cause a potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy that occurs outside the womb). Chlamydia is spread by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has chlamydia. It can be cured with the right treatment. It is important to take all of the medication a doctor prescribes to cure the infection. When taken properly it will stop the infection and could decrease the chances of having complications later on. – CDC Fact Sheet