By Dilyn Becker
It grows in warm, moist areas of the body such as the cervix, urethra, throat, rectum, or even the eyes. It can be spread through vaginal, oral, or anal sex and also from an infected pregnant mother to her child. To know if you have it, you need to have a health provider use a swab or other instrument to take cell samples from the penis, cervix, urethra, anus, or throat, or urine can be tested.
Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported infectious disease in the United States and Canada, making it one of the easiest to get. Having multiple sex partners can lead to you contracting this disease.
It can be prevented by not abstaining in sexual activities or using a condom if you are going to abstain in sexual activities
2. How is it spread? It is spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. It can also be spread from a mother to her fetus during birth.
3. What happens if gonorrhea goes untreated? Women could suffer from pelvic inflammatory disease while men could suffer from swelling of the testicles and penis. Both sexes may suffer from arthritis, skin problems, and other organ infections.
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