10 things you should know about M. genitalium

There is a new diagnostic test for the STI but it's not widely available

A spotlight has been cast on a little known organism called Mycoplasma genitalium as an emerging cause of sexually transmitted conditions in women and men.

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The pathogen is believed to affect some 400,000 Australians and is often resistant to first-line antibiotic treatment.

Here's what else you should know about this recently identified infectious bacterium:

  1. M. genitalium is an emerging STI that is strongly associated with urethritis.
  2. In women, it is known to be associated with inflammatory conditions of the cervix (cervicitis) and upper