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What You Need to Know About Trichomoniasis

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Trichomoniasis

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  • Around 2.3 million women between the ages of 14 and 49 have trichomoniasis, most especially sexually active women
  • It’s possible for pregnant women to be infected with trichomoniasis, which may lead to complications
  • Trichomoniasis is one of four known curable STDs, alongside syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia

Trichomoniasis, also called “trich,” is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects 3.7 million people in the U.S. Around 143 million new infections are also recorded globally every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Trichomoniasis can manifest in men and women, with women being more prone to this infection.

Around 2.3 million women between the ages of 14 and 49 have this STI, with the risk increasing more significantly among those who are sexually active. Pregnant women may be diagnosed with trichomoniasis too, and they’re known to have a 3.2 percent risk for this infection.


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