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Do condoms help reduce the chances of getting mycoplasma genitalium (MG)?

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Condoms can reduce your chance of getting MG, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but they can’t guarantee you won’t get it. If you have the disease, avoid having sex for 7 days after you start treatment so you don’t infect others.

From: What Is Mycoplasma Genitalium? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections Units: “Fact Sheet: Mycoplasma genitalium.”

CDC: “2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines: Emerging Issues.”

Sonnenberg, P. December 2015. International Journal of Epidemiology,

American Association for Clinical Chemistry/laptestsonline.org: “Chlamydia and Gonorrhea NAAT Screening Method Endorsed by CDC.”

Manhart, L. December 2011. Clinical Infectious Diseases,

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 08, 2018

SOURCES:

New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections Units: “Fact Sheet: Mycoplasma genitalium.”

CDC: “2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines: Emerging Issues.”

Sonnenberg, P. December 2015. International Journal of Epidemiology,

American Association for Clinical Chemistry/laptestsonline.org: “Chlamydia and Gonorrhea NAAT Screening Method Endorsed by CDC.”

Manhart, L. December 2011. Clinical Infectious Diseases,

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 08, 2018

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