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Gonorrhea - What Increases Your Risk

Risk factors for getting gonorrhea include:

  • Having multiple sex partners (more than one sex partner in the past year).
  • Having a high-risk partner (partner has other sex partners, unprotected sex, or gonorrhea-infected sex partners).
  • Having unprotected sexual contact (not using condoms).

Any child with gonorrhea needs to be evaluated by a doctor to find out the cause and to assess for possible sexual abuse.

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Last Updated: March 26, 2013
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