People across the UK could be infected with a newly discovered sexually transmitted infection (STI), according to new research.
Known as MG, mycoplasma genitalium does not produce many symptoms, but it can be transmitted via sexual intercourse. New research suggests up to one percent of 16-24 year olds in the UK could be affected.
MG is associated with causing discharge, testicular pain, pelvic pain and bleeding after sex in women, but mostly people who have the infection show no signs of disease. Scientists also believe the bug can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
Public Health England (PHE) now believes they have found further evidence to suggest that MG is contracted through sexual intercourse.