Gonorrhea

STD's

What is Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is an STD caused by a bacterium that infects mucous membranes, including the genital mucous membranes. Gonorrhea can be passed to infants during child birth.

FEMALES:
* Often NO obvious symptoms
* Pain during urination
* Vaginal discharge or bleeding
* Pain in pelvic area

MALES:
* Pain during urination
* Discharge from penis

TRANSMISSION:
* Through unprotected sex
* Sexual transmission during intercourse
* Passed from mother to new born child

TREATMENT:
* Both partners take antibiotics at the same time. Antibiotics are prescribed by doctors.

* Gonorrhea is now more difficult to treat due to antibiotic resistance.

HEALTH PROBLEMS:
* Illness of newborn baby
* Blindness of newborn
* joint infection of newborn
* Life threatening blood infections of newborns
* For females effected with Gonorrhea who do not seek treatment, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can result in ectopic pregnancies or infertility can or will happen.

* For males effected with Gonorrhea who do not seek treatment, scarring of the urethra, which makes urination difficult. Painful swelling of the testes, can or will happen.


WHERE TO RECIEVE HELP

* Call, or see doctor immediately


AVOIDING THE SPREAD OF GONNORRHEA

* Avoid sexual intercourse while treatment or having the disease

* Avoid private areas of your partner

Newborn Treatment Process

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Gonorrhea Bacteria

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