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Trichomoniasis Causes & Risks

Causes

Trichomoniasis is caused by a single-celled protozoan called Trichomonas vaginalis . It is transmitted through sex.

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. Risk factors include:

  • Sex: female
  • Age: 16 to 35
  • Many sexual partners
  • Sex without a condom
  • Smoking

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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