The answer seems obvious, as usually the treatment of vaginal yeast infections involves treating the woman’s sexual partner and they are told to use condoms during the Candida bout to avoid reinfection. When I started researching the topic in depth I was expecting to find a lot of evidence in support of this practice.
Once again, I was surprised to find many studies that show there is no link between male sexual partners and vaginal yeast infections at all!
I was very surprised with these findings, to say the least. I’d be interested to hear from a medical professional who could tell me how these findings could affect treatment of women with recurring vaginal yeast infections. Perhaps there are studies that totally discredit the ones I presented above? Surely, the researchers sometimes commit errors when it comes to their methods and interpretations.
All in all, the studies I’ve discussed show that the most important factor in Candida transmission are sexual practices such as oral sex and receptive anal sex. It’s worth knowing that having sex more than 7 times a week and the use of condoms with nonoxynol-9 are sex related risk factors.
What’s more, vaginal yeast infection is not considered to be a sexually transmitted disease because it happens to women who have never had sex (it occurs even in baby girls) or don’t have a sexual partner when they get the infection, and because Candida is a part of the normal vaginal flora.
Tell me about your experiences. What do you think triggers your vaginal yeast infections?
My name is Kams and I'm passionate about researching health related topics. I created this website for Candida sufferers looking for reliable information about yeast infection treatments. I hope that through my articles I'll help you make the best decisions regarding your health and get rid of Candida for good.
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