Evidence for men carrying Gardnerella vaginalis in the urethra

There is evidence from as far back as 1982 that men carry bacterial vaginosis-related bacteria in their urogenital tract. One study​1​ looked into Gardnerella vaginalis in the urethra of 430 men who attended a sexual health clinic, with 11 found to be carrying the bacteria.

Heterosexual men were far more likely to carry G. vaginalis than homosexual men.

In another study​2​, 15 men gave urine samples from which G. vaginalis was isolated. Ten of the 15 men had symptoms or signs of inflammation. Men can have G. vaginalis infections in their urethras.

References

  1. 1.
    Dawson SG, Ison CA, Csonka G, Easmon CSF. Male carriage of Gardnerella vaginalis. Sexually Transmitted Infections. Published online August 1, 1982:243-245. doi:10.1136/sti.58.4.243
  2. 2.
    Smith S, Ogbara T, Eng R. Involvement of Gardnerella vaginalis in urinary tract infections in men. J Clin Microbiol. 1992;30(6):1575-1577. doi:10.1128/JCM.30.6.1575-1577.1992


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Jessica Lloyd - Vulvovaginal Specialist Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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