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What is it?

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI)


How do you get Gonorrhoea?

  • Through unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sexual intercourse (sex with no condom) with someone who has the infection
  • Sharing sex toys
  • Infection can also be spread from your genitals to your eyes
  • An infected mother can pass it to her baby’s eyes and throat at birth.


How do I know if I have Gonorrhoea?

  • Around 1 in 10 infected men and almost half of infected women do not experience any symptoms.


Some symptoms of Gonorrhoea are:


  • Pain passing urine
  • Change in your discharge
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Pain during sex



  • Pain passing urine
  • Discharge from your penis
  • Pain in your testicles
  • Rectal pain and discharge


Where can I get tested?

  • Make an appointment with your GP or contact Grampian Sexual Health Services - call 0345 337 9900


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