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How safe is treatment for gonorrhea during pregnancy?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 13,200 pregnant females are infected with gonorrhea each year. The infection can be cured with antibiotics. Moreover, women who are pregnant can also be treated without harming the fetus; however, some drugs are less effective or less safe than in nonpregnant females. Therefore, it is critical that you tell your healthcare professional that you are pregnant. Most importantly, pregnant females should not take doxycycline.

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