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Chlamydia, the Silent STD That Can Cause Infertility

by Melinda Beck,  Wall Street Journal,  June 30, 2009

One of the biggest frustrations in public-health circles today involves a tiny bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis.

Chlamydia infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease, responsible for a record 1.1 million cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2007, and experts there estimate that twice that many cases go undetected. Left untreated, chlamydia can cause infertility or potentially fatal ectopic pregnancies. But many women aren’t even aware that they were exposed to it—possibly years ago—until they try to have a baby and can’t.

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