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Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
Women infected with gonorrhea at the time of childbirth can transmit the infection to their newborn.
In some cases, gonorrhea is transmitted earlier in the pregnancy and can be responsible for pre-term delivery and fetal death – fortunately this is infrequent.
Because of the potential risks to both mother and child associated with gonoccocal infection, doctors recommend that a pregnant woman have at least one test for gonorrhea during her pregnancy.
The treatment of gonorrhea during pregnancy requires a consultation with your doctor – several antibiotics used to treat gonorrhea are not considered safe for use during pregnancy.