Chlamydia is a bacterial infection easily passed on during sex. Most people with chlamydia don’t notice any symptoms and don’t know they have it. If you develop symptoms, you may experience:

  • pain when urinating
  • unusual discharge from your vagina, penis or rectum (back passage)
  • in women – pain in the tummy, bleeding during or after sex and bleeding between periods
  • in men – pain and swelling in the testicles

Although chlamydia doesn’t always cause any symptoms, if left untreated, the infection can lead to long-term health problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), epididymo-orchitis (inflammation of the testicles) and infertility.

For more information visit BASHH

or read this from the National Chlamydia Screening Programme for more information on why you have been offered the test.

Alternatively, we have an easy read version available  here.


How to order a Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea testing kit

This test is for people who have no symptoms and who live in Sefton and are over 16 years of age. If you are under 16 and have concerns please contact our  service.

Please enter your details here  so that we may post a kit out to you. We will keep your details confidential.