Last Updated on Apr 07, 2018

What are the Causes of Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

A person can get infected with gonorrhea by having any kind of sexual contact with an infected person. It can also be spread from an untreated mother to her baby during childbirth.

The bacteria can grow and multiply quickly in moist, warm areas of the body such as the cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes in women, and in urethra in both the sexes. It can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes or rectum.

People who are more likely to develop this infection are-

  • Those with multiple sexual partners.
  • If one of the partner has a past history of any sexually transmitted infection.
  • People whose indulge in unsafe sex and do not use a condom during sex.
  • Those who indulge in alcohol or use illegal substances.


Gonorrhea_i_love_it Monday, September 7, 2009

omg i just found out i have got Gonorrhea is caused by a bacteria Neisseria that grows and multiplies quickly in moist, warm areas of the body such as the cervix, urethra, mouth, or rectum and i am really fucken scared how do i tell my corey hillery?

guest Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Well your life really sucks doesnt it

guest Tuesday, May 25, 2010

thats realy not nice at lest be nice to that person!!!...

Most Popular on Medindia