Gonorrhea

By; Taylor Viscardis and Abigail LeBlanc

What type of std is it?

bacterial disease

How is it spread?

Semen or vaginal fluids during unprotected sexual contact with your partner

How do you reduce risk of spreading or getting the std?

-use a condemn


-getting tested


You can get help from your doctor

If pregnant, how or will it affect the baby?

-miscarriage


-premature birth


-eye infections


-blindness


-you can also give the infection to the baby

Signs and symptoms of the STD

Feeling like you need to urinate more frequently than usual


Pain or burning when you urinate, Pain in your lower abdomen


penis, or vaginal area, Pain when you have sex


Thick, yellow-green discharge coming from your penis or vagina


Fever

Can the STD be cured? If yes, how? If not, why? What does that mean?

Yes! It can be cured by medication will stop the infection, but it will not undo any permanent damage caused


It can be cured by…

And oral or injectable antibiotic to you and your partner

Statistics and Data

-Mainly common between the ages of 15-24


-In New Orleans 215 people out of the 100,000 in population have gonorrhea in 2014


-In 2014 Louisiana was considered the number one state to have the most mount of people to have gonorrhea

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Other information

- it is also know as “The Clap"

Cited Sources

"Gonorrhea - CDC Fact Sheet." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18 Feb. 2016. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.


"Gonorrhea - The Facts." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26 Feb. 2016. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.


"Gonorrhea" Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, 4th Edition,Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2014, pp. 1027-1029.


"Gonorrhea." Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center. 1 Aug. 15. Web. 3 Mar. 16.