Gonorrhea is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. The infection is transmitted from one person to another through vaginal, oral, or anal sexual relations.
- Men have a 20% chance of getting the infection by having sexual relations with a woman infected with gonorrhea.
- Women have a 50% chance of getting the infection by having sexual relations with a man infected with gonorrhea.
- An infected mother may transmit gonorrhea to her newborn during vaginal childbirth.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/3/2014
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