Mycoplasma Genitalium (M. gen)

Mycoplasma genitalium (M. gen) is a sexually transmitted bacteria that can be passed from one person to another during vaginal and anal sex. M. gen was discovered in 1980 and is now recognized as one of the most common causes of certain sexually transmitted infections in men and women. Infections due to M. gen occur primarily in the urethra and the cervix. We know that M. gen also lives in the anus/rectum but we don’t yet know if it plays much of a role in sexually transmitted anal infections (proctitis).  The US food and drug administration (FDA) approved a diagnostic test for M. gen in 2019, and so we now have a way to test people for this sexually transmitted infection.

Mycoplasma Genitalium (M. gen) Facts Sheet
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