A 45-year-old member asked:
i know some people are more likely to get mycoplasma genitalium than others. which ones?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
STD: Mycoplasma genitalium apparently causes about 20% of cases of non-gonococcal urethritis. Another 30% are caused by chlamydia species. These cases are often viewed as sexually transmitted diseases. Std's are more frequent in persons who have unprotected sex with increased numbers of sexual partners. I am not aware of other associations. May be more common in men than women.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Brian Powers answered
43 years experience Urology
Unprotected sex: Since mycoplasma genitalium lives on the lining of the uretra in men and the cervix in women, if one has unprotected sex with an infected partner they are more likely to become infected.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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