As mentioned before about gonorrhea, it caused by a bacteria named Neisseria gonorrhoeae. 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). 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.
Gonorrhea is more common in large cities, inner-city areas, population with lower overall levels of education and people with lower sosioeconomic status. You are more likely to develop this infection if you:
* have multiple sexual partners
* have a partner with past history of any sexually transmitted disease
* do not use a condom during sex
* have a drug addiction