Anyone who has sex can get chlamydia through unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex. However, sexually active people < 25 years old are at the highest risk of getting chlamydia. This is due to behaviors and biological factors common among young people. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are also at risk since chlamydia can spread through oral and anal sex.
Have an honest and open talk with your healthcare provider. Ask whether you should be tested for chlamydia or other STIs. People who should be tested include:
- All sexually active women younger than 25 years should be tested annually
- Women 25 years and older with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has an STI
- Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men