Gonorrhoea »

What is Gonorrhoea ?

Gonorrhoea is a sexually-transmitted infection that affects both men and women. It is also an infection that is becoming increasingly common. It is caused by a bacteria (neisseria gonorrhoea) and can create problems in the penis, vagina and anus. It can also be caught and passed on by the throat from unprotected oral sex with an infected partner.

How do I know if I have …

Oral Sex »

… However, it is not ‘no risk’ and is also a risk factor for STI, such as Syphilis and Gonorrhoea.  So use a condm for Oral Sex to protect youself and your partner. There are flavoured Condoms available which have been specially designed for oral sex.

Unplanned Pregnancy »

… to check your blood group and that you are not anaemic

be offered screening for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis

talk about what method of contraception you want to use after the termination of pregnancy

This appointment can take 1-2 hours.

Before you leave the clinic you will have information on the procedure, the dates of the procedure and any special instructions.

Please be aware that you are not committing yourself to any procedure by coming to this clinic. You will …

Going on Holiday? »

… but if left untreated Chlamydia can lead to pelvic infection and infertility.

Gonorrhoea (bacteria) – affects the urethra, rectum, throat or cervix.  If symptoms occur, they may include abdominal pain, sore throats and discharge.  Gonorrhoea is treated with antibiotics but in women can lead to infertility if left untreated.

Genital Warts – symptoms may include small growths around the genitals that can be treated but can recur.

Syphilis – …

Black & Minority Ethnic sites »

… Genital herpes – http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/3421.aspx

Gonorrhoea – http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/3423.aspx

Genital warts – http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/3422.aspx

The Sandyford

Glasgow’s sexual and reproductive health service which has a number of sexual health information leaflets translated into different languages.


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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) »

… present in the vagina or those which can be passed on during sex, for example chlamydia and gonorrhoea. When bacteria gets through the cervix (the neck of the womb), Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can sometimes occur. A thick layer of mucous usually protects against infection entering the cervix.

Some procedures involve opening the cervix, for example having an intrauterine contraceptive (the coil) fitted or having a minor gynaecological operation. This can make women more …

Anus and Rectum »

… of the rectum which can result in pain and bleeding. It can have several causes, which includes gonorrhoea acquired through unprotected anal sex.

There are a number of other conditions which affect the anus and rectum but which are not directly related to sexual activity, but which would render sexual activity inappropriate for their duration. This is another area of illness which people find very difficult to talk about even with their doctor, and this may be more pronounced where …