Gonorrhea is one of the most frequent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). The cause is the bacterium Neisseria Gonorrhoeae, which can grow and multiply easily in moist and warm areas of the reproductive system, including the cervix (the opening of the womb), the uterus (womb) and the fallopian tubes (also called oviducts) in women, and in the urethra (urinary duct) in women and men. This bacteria can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes and anus.
Anyone who has sex can get gonorrhea.
- If present, the symptoms in men and women may vary depending on the part of the infected body: Gonorrhea can affect the anus, eyes, mouth, genitals or throat.
- This disease can affect the ability to have children of women who do not receive treatment.