Chlamydia more common in men

RESEARCH suggests that men are twice as likely as women to have the chlamydia infection.

Figures released by Lloyds Pharmacy revealed that 13 per cent of men who bought chlamydia tests from its online doctor service tested positive for chlamydia compared with just 6 per cent of female customers.

Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexual infection and, if left untreated, can lead to fertility problems.

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Clare Kerr, Lloyds Pharmacy's head of sexual health, said the results suggest men may wait until they suspect they have an infection before getting tested.