Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It is caused by a germ that grows easily in warm, moist areas, such as:

  • Reproductive tract: cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women
  • Urethra (urine canal) in women and men
  • Mouth
  • Throat
  • Eyes
  • Anus