Gonorrhea infection

Today’s topic is one of the Sexually transmitted disease (STD), Gonorrhea. The number of reported Gonorrhea infection in Japan has been continuously decreasing since 2002. Nonetheless the chance of transmission is high, up to 30% per each sexual intercourse. Asymptomatic gonorrhea infection in genital and pharyngeal area is common. Sexually active persons with more than one sexual partner without protection have a greater risk. Gonorrhea causes urethritis in male and cervicitis in female. The typical symptom of the urethritis is purulent or mucopurulent discharge from the urethra hole and dysuria, difficulty in urination. Gonorrhea infection in women may result in pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Pharyngitis and conjunctivitis are also common. Concomitant Chlamydia infection is […]


Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) , Chlamydia infection

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) is of concern, when you travel in foreign countries. I am going to explain several STDs from today. Today’s topic is Chlamydia infection. Approximately 30% of Japanese female sex workers are infected with Chlamydia. 13.1% of Japanese female high school students and 6.7% of Japanese male students are asymptomatic Chlamydia carrier, respectively. Thus the risk of Chlamydia infection is high when you have sexual intercourse with Japanese women and men. Chlamydia infection is also noted in the Pharyngeal region and oral sex is also of some risk.   The majority of female Chlamydia infection is asymptomatic. The uterine cervix is most affected in women and the infection can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which leads to infertility […]