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Condom use protects against infection that causes infertility

Chlamydia, sexually transmitted and is considered the leading cause of infertility among men and women, have no symptoms

 
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Chlamydia, a disease that causes infertility, can be prevented with condom use
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Chlamydia, a disease that causes infertility, can be prevented with condom use

During Carnival people should not ignore the use of condoms to protect themselves from diseases such as chlamydia. Unknown to the general public, the sexually transmitted disease is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO), the leading preventable cause of infertility in men and women worldwide. According to the regional president of the Brazilian Society of Clinical Pathology of Rio de Janeiro, Helio Magarinos Torres Filho, the disease primarily affects women.

According to WHO, there are 92 million new cases of infection each year. The concern, stressed, is that this disease affects more young people. In Brazil, about 10% of young people aged 15 years to 24 years, seen by the Unified Health System (SUS), are identified with the disease, according to a study prepared in 2011 by the Ministry of Health of São Paulo . How is an STD (chlamydia) attacks more people who have multiple partners. So it affects younger people, said Magarinos.

Specialist in human reproduction by the Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Febrasgo) and member of the Latin American Network of Assisted Reproduction (REDLARA), Márcio Coslovsky explained that chlamydia is a micro-organism, a bacterium transmitter that affects couples full sexual activity. It is an infection without appearance in girls. Does not appear in preventive in common blood test. You can not sting, does not stink or give exaggerated vaginal discharge.

According to WHO, the disease accounts for 25% of the causes of infertility, 15% in women and 10% men. Treatment is with antibiotics and can reverse infertility if the diagnosis is made in a timely manner.

One simply does not know what is (the disease), said. Helium Magarinos confirmed that the infection is worse in women because it is usually without symptoms. In women, worry a little more about it. He warned, however, that will only cause infertility chlamydia after a time of infection. She starts to leave the uterus to the fallopian tubes and vai (where it can cause damage by clogging or sticking). This is what can cause infertility in women. Chlamydia is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.

According to WHO, the disease accounts for 25% of the causes of infertility, 15% in women and 10% men. Márcio Coslovsky explains that the disease is discovered only years later, when the couple will try to pregnancy and can not. Treatment is with antibiotics and can reverse infertility if the diagnosis is made in a timely manner.

Magarinos reported that there are two types of tests to detect chlamydia: a survey of antibodies in the blood and genital secretions, which is done by molecular biology in the urethra in men and the cervix in women. Examination of secretions capture fragments of the DNA of Chlamydia in the samples.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States, about 2.8 million Americans are infected with chlamydia and not know. Márcio Coslovsky in Brazil estimated that the number could be half that, based on the population of young people between the ages of 17 to 26 years old, sexually active. No figures are cataloged, however, he stressed.

He recommended that the examination for the detection of chlamydia should be done twice a year, especially for young women and men with an active sex life. Already make much difference. The precautionary insisted, still the use of condoms, even at this time of carnival.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Carnival    Chlamydia    Sexually transmitted disease    Infertility    Human reproduction    Condom   
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