A 21-year-old male asked:
my girlfriend discovered she has a yeast infection today. we had unprotected sex yesterday. should i be worried and can i get one through sex?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: Yeast infecitons generally are not sexually transmitted. Sometimes the male partners of infected women develop irritation or itching of the genital area, in which case you can share your partner's yeast cream. Otherwise don't worry about it. However, be aware that STDs can cause similar symptoms as yeast -- so get checked if her problem doesn't clear up quickly with yeast treatment.
Answered on Apr 3, 2017
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