Ladies! Ever heard of Mycoplasma Genitalium? You may want to learn about it, especially, if you’re sexually active. It’s a little-known sexually-transmitted infection (STI) that can cause infertility, and it’s one of the fastest spreading STIs. Not all providers test for it. Mycoplasma Genitalium is resistant to some broad spectrum antibiotics such azithromycin. Both men and women can get this pesky STI, and women may not see or feel any symptoms. Mycoplasma Genitalium can be asymptomatic. Researchers say the STI could already be present in one in every 100 adults and it may very well become a superbug due to its antimicrobial resistance. Besides infertility, this STI can do a lot of damage such as cause PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) as well as miscarriage. Doctors are demanding more research. Scary.
STIs impact 1 in every 5 Americans, and after being shut up for so long during COVID, post-COVID, people are ready to get to back to knocking boots – if you know what I mean. But, sexual screenings have declined because of COVID. STI’s are surging, and, and this is one to fear. If you’re having sex with someone who may have other partners, or if you have more than one sexual partner, wear a condom.
Learn more about this STI here.