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A 49-year-old member asked:

is it ever that a man give a woman a yeast infection?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jose Abreu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Yes : Couples can pass yeast infections to one another, but some people have good defenses that protect them from getting them.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Yes. Even though it is not a sexually transmitted disease, they can pass it back and forth.

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A 30-year-old male asked:

Can a woman transfer her yeast infection to a man during intercourse?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerome D. Kizzart
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Low likelihood : Unless your partner has loss of skin integrity and/or incompetence of their immune system. Need to make sure vulvovaginal candidiasis or 'yeast infection' is the diagnosis.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can a person's yeast infection be transfered from the man to the woman once she gets treated already?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Yes. Although not deemed a sexually transmitted disease, it is possible to transmit yeast infections through sexual activity. If the woman has recently taken antibiotics that could be the reason for overgrowth of yeast. Although partners can spread yeast through sex- this is not a common mode of transmission.

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