Parents Questions

Which prevention options are the most effective?

The best way to prevent the transmission of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and other STDs is to abstain from sexual contact, and practice mutual monogamy with a partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected. To learn more about prevention options go to the “Prevention” link on the home page.

What if my child asks a question that I can’t answer?

Take a deep breath, because we are here to assist you! With the help of this website, no parent will ever be left guessing when it comes to chlamydia and gonorrhea. This site contains all of the information you need about risks, symptoms, prevention, treatment, and testing so you’ll never run into a question you can’t answer.

What are the long-term health effects of chlamydia and gonorrhea?

Untreated chlamydia and gonorrhea infections can cause serious and permanent health problems in both women and men. In women, the damage caused by the STDs can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and potentially fatal ectopic pregnancies (a pregnancy outside the uterus). In men, infection sometimes spreads to the epididymis (ducts attached to the testicles where sperm mature and are stored) causing pain, fever, and rarely, sterility. To learn more go to the “Risks” link on the home page.