New STI Causes Female Infertility, But There’s No Need to Panic

Health experts in the UK are alerting that rates of the sexually transmitted infection, mycoplasma genitalium, may probably double in the next decade, but there’s no need for the U.S. to panic. Tests that are becoming more accurate could only be the reason why there is an increase in rates. Mycoplasma genitalium is known to cause female infertility and it’s becoming resistant to antibiotics. This STI is often mistaken for chlamydia. Experts say that many patients are asymptomatic, which means they can spread the STI to their partners without knowing it.

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