How do I protect myself?

How do I protect myself?

You can catch Chlamydia in a number of ways including vaginal, oral and anal sex. There’s only one way to make absolutely sure you don’t catch Chlamydia and that is to not have sex. Remember, most people don’t have sex until they are at least 17.

However, if you are sure you are ready to have sex, with someone you trust and in a non-pressured way, then the best way to protect yourself is to always wear a condom. This is the very best way to protect you against most STIs (sexually transmitted infections). If the condom breaks then you are not only at risk of STIs but also of pregnancy and you and your partner must go to your Doctors, Sexual Health Clinic at St Mary's or Chemist as soon as you can.

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