Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported notifiable disease (A disease that must be reported to public health authorities at the time it is diagnosed because it is potentially dangerous to human or animal health); it is also called the “clap” or “drip”. Both men and women can get gonorrhea. Infections due to Neisseria gonorrhea, like those resulting from Chlamydia trachomatis, are a major cause of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

PID can lead to serious outcomes in women, such as tubal(Of, relating to, or occurring in a tube, such as the fallopian tube) infertility, ectopic (Out of place, as of an organ not in its proper position, or of a pregnancy occurring elsewhere than in the cavity of the uterus), pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain.

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