Sexually transmitted diseases are very common, and women are at particular risk.
The reason for the spread is the emergence of a culture of casual sexual intercourse and at the same time, inadequate sex education in adults.
Experts say women have a higher risk of becoming infected with chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea and sexually transmitted diseases in general.
Why women are infected with sexually transmitted diseases more often than men.
The reason is in the anatomy of the genitals. A woman’s vagina is more vulnerable than a man’s genitals, which are covered by skin.
A woman’s vagina has a much thinner covering, so bacteria are easier to penetrate and stop.
The moist environment in the vagina is perfect for the growth of bacteria. Also, during sexual intercourse, a woman receives much more semen from a man’s ejaculate. In men, only a small amount of vaginal fluid.
There are more complications with women after infection.
For example, a man carrying the papillomavirus who is not infected with the virus.
In women, the sexually transmitted virus can cause cervical cancer if left untreated.
The symptom of urinary discharge in men is not dangerous and is easy to manage, in the case of a woman a small discharge and uncomfortable urination can be caused by a number of reasons.
Women should not resort to unprotected sex to reduce the risk, and should not neglect any minor symptoms: discharge, burning or itching. During the period of active sexual life, you should be tested for various sexually transmitted diseases at least once a year.
Trichomoniasis is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.
Its target is the urogenital system, which it causes damage to.
It is caused by Trichomonas. The disease causes urethritis in both men and women.
Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra (urethra). Trichomoniasis is manifested differently in men and women.
The disease is characterized by more pronounced symptoms in women, men are mainly trichomonads.
It can cause in women:
Inflammation of the urinary tract
Inflammation of the genitals and vagina
Inflammation of the Bartholin’s gland
Inflammation of the cervix
Symptoms during the acute stage
- Yellow or green, with an unpleasant odor, foamy discharge
- Irritation and redness of the genital mucosa (expressed by itching and itching)
- Inflammation of the skin (dermatitis of the inner thigh)
- Erosions of the mucous membrane, the appearance of ulcers
- Urinary disorders, discomfort when urinating
- Unpleasant sensations during sexual contact
- Pain in the lower abdomen
In males, urethritis is mainly manifested by a mucous-purulent discharge, light itching, burning sensation when urinating and sexual intercourse. Trichomonas may also damage the prostate, testicles, their appendages, and testicles.