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Are infection rates for chlamydia similar for men and women?
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: More women diagnosed
Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection.
There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. This may not reflect the true incidence rates.

In brief: More women diagnosed
Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection.
There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. This may not reflect the true incidence rates.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unknown
Many statistics show a higher rate of chlamydia in women than men, however, that may be due to women being more likely to be tested and a higher rate of reinfection in women from untreated partners.
Chlamydia is known as the silent epidemic, as many do not have symptoms until there are complications.

In brief: Unknown
Many statistics show a higher rate of chlamydia in women than men, however, that may be due to women being more likely to be tested and a higher rate of reinfection in women from untreated partners.
Chlamydia is known as the silent epidemic, as many do not have symptoms until there are complications.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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