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Why is trichomoniasis more prevalent in women?
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: More symptomatic
It is probably not more prevalent, just more symptomatic and easier to notice.

In brief: More symptomatic
It is probably not more prevalent, just more symptomatic and easier to notice.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Doubt it is
Among women aged 14-19 years old the prevalence of trichomonas in the us was 3.
1% but it was 13.3% in african american women. Prevalence in males has varied in different studies. Prevalences are higher in std clinics for both sexes. In men it is more commonly asymptomatic and detection is higher if semen is tested(rarely done). True prevalence is probably similar for men and women.

In brief: Doubt it is
Among women aged 14-19 years old the prevalence of trichomonas in the us was 3.
1% but it was 13.3% in african american women. Prevalence in males has varied in different studies. Prevalences are higher in std clinics for both sexes. In men it is more commonly asymptomatic and detection is higher if semen is tested(rarely done). True prevalence is probably similar for men and women.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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