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How common is trichomoniasis in women?

About 3.7 million people have trichomoniasis, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the United States, about 3% of women are infected. Among women infected with other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, the rate of trichomoniasis is higher.

For reasons not entirely clear, black women are five to 10 times more likely have trichomoniasis than Hispanic or white women. Lack of access to medical care in economically challenged communities may play a role.

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