impact of chlamydia and infertility in men is often underestimated.
Chlamydia in men can damage sperm and cause scarring in the reproductive tract
(which can lead to permanent infertility).
Men with chlamydia have 3 times the normal level of DNA fragmentation in sperm (which means that the genetic material is not packed tightly enough and the long strands become susceptible to breakage).
Mycoplasma (a sexually transmitted infection) and chlamydia in men affect sperm production. Infected men produce sperm with 80% more physical abnormalities and 10% less mobility compared to their non-infected peers.
In addition to this, male chlamydia patients are also more likely to experience rheumatological conditions, conjunctivitis, urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) and reactive arthritis.