If you’re looking for yet another thing to worry about involving your genitals, you’ve come to the right place. Scientists have discovered a “new” sexually transmitted disease that rarely causes symptoms in its victims.
The disease itself, which is known as Mycoplasma Genitalium (MG), isn’t actually new. It was first discovered more than 30 years ago. However, until now, it was not clear that the disease was spread through sexual contact, partially because most people show no sign of infection. But a link was made after researchers discovered that teenagers “who had not had vaginal, anal, or oral sex had no sign of infection.”
While most people do not even know they are infected, the disease can still lead to “inflammation of the urethra and/or cervix, pelvic inflammatory disease, and possibly female infertility.” It may also have other long-term effects that are not yet known.
Researchers say people with multiple sexual partners and those who do not use protection are at an increased risk of catching the disease. Also, the sky is blue.
(Source: The Daily Mail)