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13 July 2011

More older women getting STIs

The sexually transmitted illness (STI) trichomoniasis may be much more common among older women and researchers are recommending routine screening for sexually active women aged 40 and older.

The sexually transmitted illness trichomoniasis may be much more common among older women than those in their 20s, and researchers are recommending routine screening for sexually active women aged 40 and older.

The infection is easily cleared up with antibiotics. If left untreated, however, trichomoniasis can lead to severe health problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease or complications during pregnancy, such as premature labour.

How to treat trichomoniasis

 
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