an STD caused by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae

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How is it passed? [ Transmissions ]

Gonorrhea is passed through vagina, oral, or anal sex.

What are the symptoms of Gonorrhea?

For girls:

-burning when urinating

-yellow-green vaginal discharge

-vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods

If severe:

-abdominal pain

pain during intercourse

For guys:

-burning when urinating

-yellow-green discharge may ooze from urethra

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What are treatments for Gonorrhea?

To find out if you have this STD, see a doctor or gynecologist. To treat it, you will be prescribed antibiotics.

What are some problems that can be caused?

Gonorrhea can cause infertility, problems for the baby if the mother is pregnant and infected, and could potentially affect other organs like the eyes and mouth.

How can you avoid Gonorrhea? [ Prevention ]

To avoid, abstain from all sexual intercourse or always use a latex condom.