Gonorrhea Diagnosis Rate per 100,000 Population, On-Reserve, 2018

Notes: Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by infection with the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhea. Gonorrhea can result in infertility. Gonorrhea is transmitted through sexual contact with someone who has the infection or from mother to child during birth.

Limitations: Although symptoms of gonorrhea are common in men, the majority of women are asymptomatic. Age-standardized rates would be ideal to compare sexually transmitted infection among different populations; but unfortunately, provincial data is not available to allow for this age-standardized comparison.

Source: First Nation and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Indigenous Services Canada