Gonorrhea – I ask all underage sexually active addicts to stop licking their lollipops and tell me what they know about Gonorrhea. Not familiar with the term then I urge you to find out. Most young people in today`s society claim to know all there is to know about having under age sex, if this be the case then why are doctors treating adolescents in the scores for sexually transmitted diseases or busy delivering unwanted babies, or more alarmingly finding new born infants left in carrier bags on church steps.
Puberty is the period of time when children start to mature biologically, psychologically, socially and cognitively. Girls grow into women and boys into men. Intercourse should not take place when girls are wee lasses and the boys little lads.
The puberty process can take from twelve months up to six years. This time period is when a child`s body takes on those characteristics that define it sexually. Both sexes will at this time notice changes taking place. Adolescence can be a difficult time for some kids, however while you are no longer a child – you are not an adult either, so no passport agreement permitting sex.
Curves forming and breasts growing are signs of puberty in young girls; another regular sign is when a girl starts her period. (Menstruation) Boys we recognise as man when his shoulders broaden, the muscles strengthen and his genitals develop, another is stragglers of pubic hair (12 to 17 years) along with the voice breaking.
It is very important for parents whose child is approaching puberty to sit down and give all the gossip on the birds and bees. By doing this at least you know you tried to put your child on the straight and narrow. Sadly for some parents after turning blue in the face from pointing out the dangers of having unprotected sex are now playing role of nanny and granddad before they turned grey or on a more sadder note burying their child (Untreated STD).
Aside from falling pregnant through having unprotected sex a young ( or old) person is under threat of catching a sexually transmitted disease. Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and breed comfortably in warm clammy areas of the reproductive tract, the cervix,, uterus, fallopian tubes (women) and in the urethra (urine canal) in both sexes. Bacterium is not always static it tends to multiply.
Gonorrhea is a widespread sexually transmitted disease (STD) referred to as the “the clap.” Ignoring the signs of gonorrhea is not recommended; symptoms can get more severe and spread. If this is not treated it can cause “problems” which cause infertility setbacks. Problem types include pelvic inflammatory disease, scarring of the fallopian tubes, ectopic pregnancy and endometriosis. If a pregnant woman is diagnosed with Gonorrhea the unborn child can easily become infected as it passes through the birth canal causing serious complications for the infant.
While it is true this disease chiefly affects the penis and vagina, the bacteria can spread to other parts of the body.
Symptoms to look out for if the throat is infected with gonorrhea are interior mouth sores, also, fever, aches and chills can happen. Symptoms of Gonorrhea in the vagina are normally itchiness of the pubic region particularly in the skin around the vagina. Irritation of the cervix can happen also. Other Gonorrhea symptoms can be occasional abnormal bleeding or discharge, and a burning sensation when peeing.
This bacterium in men will irritate the urethra, which is the hollow tube through which both semen and urine pass. Redness at the tip of the penis is quite common, pain or blood during urination, and discharge from the penis. Swelling of glands in the groin is another symptom.
Never give any condition the chance to fester. This health issue will not go away by itself if left untreated. Treatment is usually a single oral dose of antibiotics, however if you leave it to late then treatment will have to be determined further more because, the gonorrhea has gone further more too.