Chlamydia infection risk factors

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Common risk factors in the development of chlamydia infection include unprotected sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, age, men who have sex with men, and low socio-economic status.[1][2][3]

Risk factors

Common risk factors in the development of chlamydia include:[1][2][3]

  • Unprotected sexual activity
  • Multiple sexual partners
  • Age (adolescents and young adults are more likely to be infected)
  • Men who have sex with men
  • Low socio-economic status


  1. 1.0 1.1 Chlamydia CDC Fact Sheet. CDC. Accessed on December 29, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Navarro C, Jolly A, Nair R, Chen Y (2002). "Risk factors for genital chlamydial infection". Can J Infect Dis. 13 (3): 195–207. PMC 2094865. PMID 18159391.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mishori R, McClaskey EL, WinklerPrins VJ (2012). "Chlamydia trachomatis infections: screening, diagnosis, and management". Am Fam Physician. 86 (12): 1127–32. PMID 23316985.

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