A 21-year-old female asked:
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are the chances high of giving someone chlamydia through giving oral sex? (from mouth to penis)

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely...but: If the infection is isolated to the female genital tract, oral sex would not transfer the germ. It transfers in mucus derived from the infected sites. Chlamydia does not enter the blood & then transfer to other sites like the mouth. That said, there is a slight possibility that the oral and nasal membranes could transiently sustain chlamydia if it was to get there directly.
Answered on Oct 25, 2020
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Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Chlamydia in mouth: It’s possible so you are at risk. It’s just not often does this happen
Answered on Aug 22, 2018

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