Nonsexual trichomoniasis transmission

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Trichomonas vaginalis (yellow) is a protozoan pathogen of the genital tract.
Trichomonas vaginalis (yellow) is a protozoan pathogen of the genital tract.
Is trichomoniasis truly transmissible nonsexually? I have been unable to find evidence supporting transmission through inanimate objects and concerned that clinicians are giving false reassurance to patients and their partners.
—KRISTEN BELT-SHAABAN, MS, FNP, Portland, Ore.

We know that Trichomonas organisms do not survive for any length of time in the absence of a wet, warm environment. Consequently, any nonsexual transmission would have to be from a well-timed contact with something like soiled underwear, swimwear, etc.
—Sherril Sego, MSN, FNP
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