Who Is at Risk?
Any male or female that has unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex with someone who has gonorrhoea is at risk of contracting the infection.
The incidence of gonorrhoea has been decreasing in most developed countries during the 1980’s but remains common in some areas. It is prevalent in many developing countries. (2)
The risk of infection for men who have unprotected vaginal intercourse with an infected partner is about 20% after a single exposure. The risk of transmission from men to women is as high as 70% to 80%. (3)
Oral to genital transmission is more common from the penis to the mouth, but can occur from the vagina to the mouth. Anal intercourse probably transmits at rates similar to those for vaginal intercourse.