There are steps you can take to lower your risk of getting gonorrhea:Don't have sex. The surest way to keep from getting gonorrhea is to practice abstinence. This means not having vaginal, oral, or anal sex.Be faithful. Having a sexual relationship with one partner who has been tested for gonorrhea and is not infected is another way to lower your risk of getting infected. Be faithful to each other. This means you only have sex with each other and no one else.Use condoms. Use condoms the right way and every time you have vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Because a man does not need to ejaculate to give or get gonorrhea, make sure to put on the condom before the penis touches the vagina, mouth, or anus. Use a new condom if you want to have sex again or in a different way. For vaginal sex, use a latex male condom or a female polyurethane condom. For anal sex, use a latex male condom. For oral sex use a male latex condom. A dental dam might offer some protection during oral sex (mouth to vagina/anus).Know that some methods of birth control, like birth control pills, shots, implants, or diaphragms, will not protect you from STIs, including gonorrhea. If you use one of these methods, be sure to also use a condom correctly every time you have sex.Talk with your sex partner(s) about STIs and using condoms. It's up to you to make sure you are protected. Remember, it's your body! For more information, call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at (800) 232-4636.Talk frankly with your doctor and your sex partner(s) about any STIs you or your partner has or has had. Talk about symptoms, such as sores or discharge. Try not to be embarrassed. Being honest could prevent serious health problems.Have a yearly pelvic exam. Ask your doctor if you should be tested for gonorrhea or other STIs, and how often you should be retested. Testing for many STIs is simple and often can be done during your checkup. The sooner gonorrhea is found, the more likely it can be cured before permanent damage is done.If you are pregnant, get tested for gonorrhea. Get tested as soon as you think you may be pregnant
The answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.