Unprotected Oral Sex Is Helping To Spread Unstoppable STD
A dangerous bacteria that is transmitted to millions of people each year is becoming harder to treat.
According to the World Health Organization, gonorrhea, often spread through unprotected oral sex, is developing a resistance to antibiotics, and in some cases has become incurable.
Although the STD can infect the genitals, rectum, and throat, health officials are most concerned about the latter of the three.
Dr Teodora Wi, of the WHO said:
"When you use antibiotics to treat infections like a normal sore throat, this mixes with the Neisseria species in your throat and this results in resistance."
"In the US, resistance [to an antibiotic] came from men having sex with men because of pharyngeal infection."
With few new treatment options on the horizon, health experts say the outlook is "fairly grim."
A staggering 78 million people are diagnosed with gonorrhea each year.