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  • Gonorrhea
  • Gonorrhea
  • What is Gonorrhea
    • Is a sexually transmitted disease (STD)
    • A bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix, uterus, and, fallopian tubes in women, and in the urethra in women and men.
    • Is spread through contact with the penis, vagina, mouth, or anus.
  • Symptoms
    • Men and women may have no symptoms at all. Symptoms may appear 2-5 days in males, but may not be present in females in over 30 days.
    • Symptoms include painful urination, bloody or yellow discharge
  • Problems that occur as a result of having Gonorrhea
    • If untreated women can develop pelvic inflammatory disease.
    • In men swollen and painful testicles can occur.
  • Treatment options
    • Antibiotics can successfully cure Gonorrhea in children and adults. Although medication will stop the infection, it can not repair damaged done by the disease.
    • If infected both you and your partner should be treated at the same time.
  • Antibiotics
    • Antibiotics such as doxycycline, suprax or cipro
    • Doxycycline is used to treat both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.
  • Groups at high risk
    • There is an increase in Gonorrhea among homosexually active men. Bisexual men and homosexual men have been a higher diagnosed group.
  • Bad news of Gonorrhea
    • Pregnant women with Gonorrhea can infect their baby during delivery.
    • This can cause blindness, joint infection, or life threatening blood infection in the baby.
  • Good news!
    • Good news is it can be cured successfully and if using protection you can keep yourself Gonorrhea free.
  • Anna Valladares Daysi Ornelas Human-sexuality Sociology 21 May 23, 2011 Professor Raskoff