Gonorrhea Prevention in Adults
Preventing sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea prevention, is easier than treating it. Here are some steps you can take to prevent contracting gonorrhea:
- Communicate with your partner before you have sex. Some questions such as previous sexual relationship history, the number of sexual partners, and the type of safety used can be important information. Keep in mind that a person may get sexually transmitted without realizing it.
- Take responsibility for your sexual activity. Avoid sexual intercourse if you have gonorrhea, or are currently on treatment for gonorrhea. Avoid also having sex with people who have gonorrhea.
- Do not keep changing partners. The risk of contracting gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases will increase if you switch between sexual partners.
- Use a protector (condom). Condoms may reduce the risk of contracting gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and HIV. Always use a condom while having a relationship with a new partner, until it is completely proven that your partner is free from sexually transmitted diseases.