One of the most common sexually transmitted diseases that both men and women can get is called trichomoniasis. It is caused by a tiny parasite that invades the genitalia upon any type of sexual contact. If it isn’t treated in time, it can cause serious problems with the reproductive organs that can affect a person’s fertility. It is important that all people who are sexually active or planning on becoming sexually active in the future know what the symptoms of the condition are and how their physician will be able to diagnose and treat it.
Information. The parasite that causes trichomoniasis is a type of protozoan called trichomonas vaginalis. Since it is very small, it can’t be seen by the naked eye unless it is put on a slide to view under a microscope. This is problematic because most people have no idea that they have it in their body until it multiplies significantly through reproduction. That means that someone can unknowingly infect their partner the first that they have sex. It is also important to mention that although the name of the parasite implies that it only survives in the vagina, a man’s urethra can become infected with it too.