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Gonorrhea:  Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI).  Gonorrhea is caused by a bacteria. Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis or anus. The bacteria grow in warm, moist areas of the body including the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). The bacteria are mainly found in discharge from the penis and vaginal fluid from infected men and women. 

In women, the bacteria may be found in the reproductive tract (which includes the fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix). The bacteria can even grow in the eyes. You are more likely to develop this infection if you have multiple sexual partners; have a partner with a past history of any sexually transmitted infection, do not use a condom during sex, and abuse alcohol or illegal substances.

Gonorrhea is easily passed between people through unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex and sharing vibrators or other sex toys that haven't been washed or covered with a new condom each time they are used. 

Typical symptoms of gonorrhea include a thick green or yellow discharge from the vagina or penis, pain when urinating and bleeding in between periods in women. However, around 1 in 10 infected men and almost half of infected women don't experience any symptoms.

If you have any of the symptoms of gonorrhea or you are worried you may have an STI, you should visit your local sexual health clinic for a sexual health test.

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