Enugu – A Gynecologist, Dr Uche Ene, has advised youths to avoid unprotected sex in order not to contact gonorrhea and ensure healthy living as well as increased their chances of fertility.
Ene, a former Director, Public Health, Enugu State, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Tuesday.
He said it was worrisome the level to which youths involved in casual sex in the country, adding the development had led to the high number of youths being infected with gonorrhea.
He further explained that the disease could lead to infertility if not well treated at its initial stage.
Ene noted that it could be treated if only the patient could visit the hospital and avoid self treatment, adding that self medication could lead to more problem in the patient.
He urged further youths to abstain from sex untill they were married, saying that if they could not wait until they were married, they should make sure they use condom.
According to him, gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhea, which tends to infect warm and moist areas of the body.
He also said the disease passed from person through unprotected sex and people with numerous sexual partners.(NAN)