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Gonorrhea is one type of sexually transmitted disease, which causes unpleasant symptoms originating in the reproductive organs. Luckily, it can be prevented by using barrier defences such as a condom, and treated with antibiotics.

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). What does this mean?

One of the symptoms of gonorrhea is related to the sex organs. Which one of these options do you think is the symptom?

There is also another symptom of gonorrhea. Which one do you think it is?

Gonorrhea is an STD. It spreads via sexual contact or exchange of body fluids. Symptoms are thick yellow or green discharge from the penis or vagina, and pain while urinating.

Which pathogen do you think causes gonorrhea?

How can you treat a disease which is caused by a bacterium?

Which of these is an antibiotic?

Gonorrhea used to be treated with penicillin, but now penicillin doesn't always work. Why might that be?

How can you prevent the spread of gonorrhea?

What else can you do to prevent the spread of gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is caused by a bacterium. To prevent gonorrhea from spreading you should user barrier contraception (for example a condom), and if you have the disease, you should get it treated with penicillin (an antibiotic) as soon as possible. However, some strains of the gonorrhea bacterium are resistant to penicillin, which means they are not affected by it.