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Risk Factors for Gonorrhea

List of Risk Factors for Gonorrhea

The list of risk factors mentioned for Gonorrhea in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

Any sexually active person can be infected with gonorrhea. In the United States, approximately 75% of all reported gonorrhea is found in younger persons aged 15 to 29 years. The highest rates of infection are usually found in 15- to 19-year-old women and 20- to 24-year-old men. In 1999, 77% of the total number of cases of gonorrhea reported to the CDC occurred among African Americans. (Source: excerpt from Gonorrhea: DSTD)

Risks factors for Gonorrhea: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to risk factors for Gonorrhea:

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Gonorrhea are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Gonorrhea makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Gonorrhea. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Gonorrhea. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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