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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Picture of The Clap (Gonorrhea)

Picture of The Clap (Gonorrhea)

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. An infected mother may transmit gonorrhea to her baby during childbirth. Gonorrhea does not always produce symptoms. Symptomatic men may notice penile discharge, burning with urination, and testicular pain. Women with symptoms may experience vaginal discharge, pain or burning with urination, and bleeding between periods. Untreated gonorrhea in women increases the risk of infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

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Text Reference: "Gonorrhea -- CDC Fact Sheet." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.