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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is ureaplasma or micoplasma contagious from sitting on a toilet (urine contact) in a public facility, etc. is it true that many people have ureaplasma and don't even know it?

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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Urogynecology 33 years experience
No and yes: Yes, it's true a lot of people are unknowingly infected with ureaplsma but no, it requires intimate contact for transmission so the toilet seat should not be a problem. The best cure is prevention of transmission so be smart with you selection of intimacy partner.
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