Cause And Effect Essay On Chlamydia

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), pertain to a group of diseases that are transmitted predominantly through unprotected sexual contacts. Besides intercourse, STDs are transmissible through contacts with infected areas, contaminated objects, or from pregnant women to the fetus. Sometimes people infected with STDs do not show symptoms, therefore, is unknown if sexual partners are infected. The causes of STDs are the infections with bacteria, viruses, fungi, mycoplasmas, and parasites whose favorable environments for development are the mucous membranes of the genital areas, mouth, and throat. Fortunately, some STDs are curable, while unfortunately others are incurable. For example, Chlamydia is a treatable STD while HIV is not a curable STD. …show more content…
The probability of infection with an STD exists in any form of sexual contact. Some of these infections represent a serious threat to health, fertility, or they can even lead to death. Also, many STDs have no external manifestations, and the infected persons appear normal and completely healthy. Moreover, many people infected with an STD think they cannot transmit the infection to their sexual partners. However, rarely the infection with an STD can occur without sexual contact through sharing personal items and improper hygiene. There are several ways of prevention against STDs. One of the most affordable and efficient methods of protection against STDs during sexual intercourse is the usage of condoms that are easily available means of protection in stores and pharmacies. Also, avoiding casual sexual intercourse and having a responsible attitude during sexual intercourse are fundamental factors in preventing STDs. Additionally, regular medical visits are important in preventing STDs. For example, an annual test conducted by a gynecologist is one of the best methods of prevention or early detection of possible infections with Chlamydia trachomatis and HPV. STDs infections represent a significant concern for public health considering the repercussions on the individual itself and the society if the infections are not prevented or are left

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