Sexually transmitted diseases

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Sexually transmitted diseases, or commonly known as STDs, are diseases that a person can get when he/she engages in sexual intercourse with someone infected with this disease (World Book, Inc., 1989). These diseases cannot be transferred from person to person through contaminated objects such as a pen or a glass or even airborne. The carriers of such diseases could not exist in an open environment for a long time.

There are many kinds of STDs that are known to people. And one of the most common STDs is gonorrhea, which, in turn, would be explored in this paper in great detail.

A. Organism that Causes GonorrheaNeisssseria Gonorrhoeae is the bacterium that causes Gonorrhea. It mainly damages damp parts of the sexual organ (World Book, Inc., 1989). These damp parts, such as the reproductive tract, (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008) are where these bacteria reproduce and populate (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008).

However, there is a chance that other parts of the body can also be afflicted with this disease if it comes into contact with the bacteria.

B. Transmission of GonorrheaA person can get gonorrhea "through contact with the penis, vagina, mouth or anus" (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008). It is not necessary to have an ejaculation in order to transfer this disease to your partner (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008). A mother may also transmit gonorrhea to her child in delivery of the same (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008).

No one is safe from gonorrhea even those who have been afflicted with this in the past and those who have received medication (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008).

C. SymptomsThere are different symptoms that would manifest once you...