Sites of Gonorrhea Transmission
In women, gonorrhea can infect the cervix, or the canal between the vagina and the womb. The bacteria can easily be transmitted during penetrative sex.
Studies have shown that 80% of women do not show any signs and symptoms when they are infected with gonorrhea. Not showing any signs and symptoms increases the risk of gonorrhea transmission because people may unwittingly pass it on to others.
Cervical gonorrhea, if not detected and treated immediately, can cause infertility.
Gonorrhea can also be acquired and transmitted through the rectum. People practicing anal sex are at higher risk of getting rectal gonorrhea.
Rectal gonorrhea is highly contagious because the disease does not usually show signs and symptoms, and be unknowingly passed on to others.
Gonorrhea transmission can also occur through the mouth. This gonorrhea is known as oral gonorrhea or pharyngeal gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea can be transmitted when the infected mouth or saliva gets in contact with the other person’s vagina, penis, or anus.
Gonorrhea can also be transmitted to the mouth if it comes in contact with an infected vagina, penis, or anus. Oral gonorrhea can also be transmitted through kissing.
In men, gonorrhea often infects the urethra or the tube where semen and urine pass through before secretion. People suffering urethral gonorrhea may experience pain in the area. They may also produce a white, yellow, or green urethral discharge.
If an infected man has penetrative sex with another person, gonorrhea may be transmitted even without the secretion of semen.
In females, urethral gonorrhea usually shows zero to mild symptoms. Symptoms of urethral gonorrhea in women include a burning sensation while urinating, and pain.