Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: infertility risks

Most people have probably heard of chlamydia and gonorrhea.  They are both bacterial STDs.  Since neither is life-threatening (as far as I’ve ever heard), they don’t get as much attention as AIDS or syphilis.

A risk with both chlamydia and gonorrhea is that they can be asymptomatic – i.e., the victim doesn’t have any symptoms, so doesn’t know they’ve caught the disease.  However, both chlamydia and gonorrhea, operating undetected, can cause scarring of the reproductive tract.  In males, the vas deferens (aka ductus deferens) can become scarred over; in females, the same can happen to the oviducts.  The individual can thus be rendered infertile.

Both chlamydia and gonorrhea, being bacterial, are treatable with antibiotics.

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