An evaluation of trichomoniasis in two ethnic groups in Papua New Guinea

Sex Transm Dis. 1977 Apr-Jun;4(2):63-5. doi: 10.1097/00007435-197704000-00008.


Different population groups in Papua New Guinea were examined for infestation with Trichomonas vaginalis. Melanesian women (44.6%) were more likely to be infected than Caucasian women (14.2%). Similarly, Melanesian men (10.9%) had a higher prevalence of infection than Caucasian men (0%). Among the women, infection with T. vaginalis was also correlated with increasing age, parity, and place of residence.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanesia / ethnology
  • New Guinea
  • Trichomonas Vaginitis / epidemiology*
  • Trichomonas Vaginitis / transmission