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Why are more women diagnosed with chlamydia then men?

Why are more women diagnosed with chlamydia then men?

Screening.: Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection. There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. ...Read more

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Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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If Azoospermic men are more likely to get cancer then are people who lost both testicles at same risk? Please explain.

If Azoospermic men are more likely to get cancer then are people who lost both testicles at same risk? Please explain.

2.2% risk of cancer: The Stanford study which found increased cancer risk in azoospermic men did not evaluate men who were castrated (is that which you mean by "lost both testicles"?) Of course a man who has no testicles, can not get testicular cancer (unless they were removed FOR testicular cancer). Castrated men have a lower risk of prostate cancer due to lack of testosterone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are men more often associated with sexual dysfunction than women?

Can you tell me, are men more often associated with sexual dysfunction than women?

Performance anxiety: Yes, from what I have read men today are more prone to sexual dysfunction than women. The reason is that men are more prone to performance anxiety because of the pressure they put on themselves. ...Read more

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If Azoospermic men are more likely to develop cancer what about people who have had both testicles removed?

If Azoospermic men are more likely to develop cancer what about people who have had both testicles removed?

Here are some...: Azoospermia occurs in men after bilateral vasectomy of sterilization or orchiectomy for prostate cancer (nowadays, it is not popular) or occasional men with inborn abnormality in testes, who are those concerned about higher risk developing testicular cancer; and it should not be the issue for men after vasectomy or orchiectomy. More? Ask urologist. In fact, focusing on healthy lifestyle is key... ...Read more

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What causes strep in women who are not sexually active and who take showers often?

What causes strep in women who are not sexually active and who take showers often?

Which type ?: There is strep A, a well known cause of throat infections; strep B, a common transient germ in the poo or female genital tract, and many others. I suppose you are interested in the genital strep B, which is randomly found in about 1/3 of women at any time.It is just a common germ found in nature picked up on your hands. You ingest the germ and it survives the gut to end up in other places. ...Read more

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Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Are men or women more likely to have aspergers syndrome?

Asperger's Syndrome: Most resources say that men are more likely to have asperger's syndrome than women. I've seen ratios from 4:1 all the way to 10:1. ...Read more

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Should people with recurring iritis be tested for lgv? Most say no(apparently it's rare in canada and us and is common in gay men and ppl with hiv)

Should people with recurring iritis be tested for lgv? Most say no(apparently it's rare in canada and us and is common in gay men and ppl with hiv)

LGV: This disease is incredibly uncommon in the usa, and the complication of iritis is even more uncommon in individuals who have lgv. Let your ophthalmologist make this decision. ...Read more

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Does having chlamydia multiple times in the past always make a women infertile? What if they were treated

Does having chlamydia multiple times in the past always make a women infertile? What if they were treated

Maybe,depends: The germs can travel up into your fallopian tubes and cause inflammation ; scarring that might prevent a natural pregnancy or place you at risk of a tubal pregnancy in the future. Early recognition and treatment with antibiotics may limit the damage.Your obgyn can explain the limitations of tests available to study the effect on your system. ...Read more

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Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

HPV is ubiquitous: I doubt it. Remember hat nearly all of us were exposed to one of the strains of hpv by age 26. Most strains do not cause cancer. But anyone who worries can now be screened. ...Read more

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Why are women open to sex with other women?

Why are women open to sex with other women?

Normal: People run the gamut of sexual orientation from exclusively heterosexual to bisexual to exclusively homosexual. It's just the way we are born. ...Read more

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Why is it that pregnant women want to have more sex with their men ?

Your man is lucky: Not all pregnant women do want to have more sex, and their desire can be different depending on the time of pregnancy and the other symptoms they are experiencing. For those who do, it is probably related to the changing hormone levels in pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I'm a fat gay man with breasts that are larger than other men my same weight, should I get tested for Klinefelter's Syndrome?

If I'm a fat gay man with breasts that are larger than other men my same weight, should I get tested for Klinefelter's Syndrome?

One could: but it would mean it is hard to get into good shape; not tht it is impossible. it would not mean that exercise would be worthless--likely has same benefits. Doesn't mean you can't lose someweight..just would be more difficult. ...Read more

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Why do men have ADHD more often than women?

Why do men have ADHD more often than women?

Not known or do they: Women are less likely to externalize with their adhd. So an inattentive adhd female student will be assessed as "withdrawn, " while an equivalent hyperactive male will be noticed. Allowing for the different clinical presentation in women, there is still a male preponderance in adhd. There may be an increased susceptibility in males for adhd, or a decreased susceptibility in females. ...Read more

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It seems women are always being told they must/should undergo cancer screenings but are not given any risk/downside info as men are for prostate screening. Why? Shouldn't women be fully informed too?

It seems women are always being told they must/should undergo cancer screenings but are not given any risk/downside info as men are for prostate screening. Why? Shouldn't women be fully informed too?

Screening is vital.: Screening for breast, cervical, or colorectal cancer can decrease cancer mortality. Although screening for these cancers is recommended by the uspstf, screening rates in the United States do not meet targets. ...Read more

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Is there an increased risk of HIV infection/other STIs for men & women with celiac disease; both those who are penetrated in anal sex, and those not?

Is there an increased risk of HIV infection/other STIs for men & women with celiac disease; both those who are penetrated in anal sex, and those not?

Not really: There is a range of effects with celiac disease.Those who don't know can suffer poor health with impaired nutrition,irritable bowel syndrome,etc. Impaired healing & response to any illness might be expected.Once they get it under control by avoiding gluten & any cross reacting factors like food dyes,food allergies, their response to any illness is like anyone else. ...Read more

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Are women more likely to pass on sexually transmitted diseases or is it equal with males?

Are women more likely to pass on sexually transmitted diseases or is it equal with males?

Depends: Generally it is considered easier for a woman to be infected with most std's than it is for a male - however, it may depend to some extent on which std is being transmitted. Herpes would probably be about equal. Hpv , trichomomas, and chlamydia may be easier for a woman to contract. ...Read more

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Why women living with HIV are more likely to develop persistent HPV infections at an earlier age and also develop cancer sooner?

Why women living with HIV are more likely to develop persistent HPV infections at
an earlier age and also develop cancer sooner?

Immunocompromised: HIV patients have diminished immune responses, so are succeptible to unusual infections such as HPV. If infected with HPV, this raises the chances of having cervical cancer ...Read more

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There are all women clinics everywhere. why don't men have one. I would rather suffer than be embarrassed by a female.

There are all women clinics everywhere. why don't men have one. I would rather suffer than be embarrassed by a female.

Comfortable MD 4 men: Men's health is just as important as woman's health and finding a physician that you are comfortable with should allow you access to regular medical, when you need it. Making regular physicals and health maintenance appointments should allow you the confidence needed to thrive and live healthy, without embarrassment. ...Read more

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Does feeling sexually attracted to both women and men mean that you are bisexual?

Does feeling sexually attracted to both women and men mean that you are bisexual?

It could: Yes, if you're sexually attracted to both women and men, you could be bisexual. Other possibilities exist also, such as identity confusion or going through a time of sexual experimentation. If concerned, please consider talking with a therapist about this. ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more