Gonorrhea is an infection caused by a sexually transmitted bacterium. Most often gonorrhea affects the urethra, rectum or throat. However, in women, gonorrhea can also infect the cervix. Hold onto this last fact, because it’s extremely important and we’ll come back to it soon.
Overtime bacteria grow resistant to current treatments, and we are forced to find new regimens produced by modern medicine. Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea is gaining extra attention lately as it becomes increasingly clear that more cases are occurring, and it’s becoming more and more difficult to treat.
Watch this video to learn more about antibiotics over the course of time: https://youtu.be/iFwlnljV2Go
Okay, now think back to that whole risk of gonorrhea infection in the cervix issue. If you’re pregnant, your health, and possibly your life, may be dependent upon knowing the results of STI testing, that includes a panel that tests for gonorrhea.
Maybe you’re planning to end a pregnancy with an abortion procedure. It’s important that you understand the potential long-term risks that come with abortion and an active STI, like gonorrhea. Simply get yourself tested before your procedure.
Did you know that not every abortion clinic tests for STIs and STDs before an abortion? We can provide you a free STI/STD screening via a pre-termination screening. Be secure in your decision. Schedule today.