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What causes trichomoniasis?

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Trichomoniasis is caused by a tiny, one-celled parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. Anyone who’s sexually active can get it. It affects women more than men, and older women tend to get it more than younger ones -- and it affects African-American women more than white or Hispanic women.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Trichomoniasis -- CDC Fact Sheet.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Trichomoniasis.”

Medscape: “Trichomoniasis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Trichomoniasis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Trichomoniasis.”

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 8, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Trichomoniasis -- CDC Fact Sheet.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Trichomoniasis.”

Medscape: “Trichomoniasis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Trichomoniasis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Trichomoniasis.”

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 8, 2019

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