Gonorrhea is a common STD caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Teenagers and young adults are disproportionately affected. As with chlamydia, untreated gonorrhea may lead to PID, infertility and ectopic pregnancy.

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The following graphs and tables depict selected aggregate results of PDPH’s gonorrhea surveillance. Click on the graph to enlarge the image.

Tabular Raw Data

Gonorrhea Counts Over Time

Reported cases of gonorrhea by age, 1998-2018

Rates Of Gonorrhea Per 100K By Age And Gender







Updated: 10/10/2019