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What causes chlamydia?

Chlamydia is caused by a type of bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. It is spread through sexual contact that includes vaginal, oral and anal sex. A pregnant woman with chlamydia can also pass the infection on to her baby during childbirth.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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