Some sexually transmitted infections, such as gonorrhoea and chlamydial infection, have different presentations in the two sexes because of differences in genital anatomy.
If untreated, STIs such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease in women, where the internal reproductive organs can be damaged, causing pain, ectopic pregnancies and infertility.
We examined national trends in diagnosed HIV infections, gonorrhoea , and infectious syphilis from 1995 to 2000, using published routine data and studies.
Thrush, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea are the most common causes of vaginal infection.
Some of the most common are chlamydia, gonorrhoea , human papilloma virus and genital herpes.
She attributes a major depopulating role to venereal diseases, especially gonorrhoea , which makes women infertile.
Ascending infection in women leads to the major complication of gonorrhea , pelvic inflammatory disease, a common cause of female infertility.
The men had all had a diagnosis of urethritis due to chlamydia and/or gonorrhea infection, and most reported two or more sex partners.
Bacterial infections such as gonorrhea , syphilis, chlamydia, and chancroid are also spread through oral intercourse.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 700,000 persons in the United States get new gonorrheal infections each year with only half such cases being reported.