Pharmacy Corner
Common STIs – Anywhere but there! Chlamydia

What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria. It causes irregular discharge, pain and swelling around the genitals3. It is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection in Canada.1

How do you get chlamydia?

You can become infected with chlamydia by having vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who already has chlamydia3.

Who gets the infection?

Anyone sexually active can get the infection but there are some factors that will increase your risk. These are:

  • Having vaginal, anal or oral sex without a condom3
  • Sexually active young people3
  • Gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men are at risk3