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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Seyedmahdi Pahlavani, M.D. [2]

Overview

The most potent risk factor for urethritis is unprotected sex, especially among men who have sex with men. Other risk factors include low socioeconomic status, history of sexually transmitted diseases, and multiple sex partners.

Risk Factors

The most important risk factors for urethritis is unprotected sex, especially among men who have sex with men. The following are other risk factors:[1][2]

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Prior or current STD
  • New or multiple sex partners
  • Circumcision

References

  1. Chacko MR, Lovchik JC (1984). "Chlamydia trachomatis infection in sexually active adolescents: prevalence and risk factors". Pediatrics. 73 (6): 836–40. PMID 6547226.
  2. Van Howe RS (2007). "Genital ulcerative disease and sexually transmitted urethritis and circumcision: a meta-analysis". Int J STD AIDS. 18 (12): 799–809. doi:10.1258/095646207782717045. PMID 18073009.

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