According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, "Reported cases of gonorrhea have more than doubled in Iowa over four years, according to state public health data."

Since 2013, there has been a 145 percent increase in gonorrhea cases in Iowa. Last year alone, 3,600 cases were reported. 80 percent of those diagnosed were found in men between the ages of 15 to 34.

According to, "About 50 percent of men with gonorrhea do not experience any symptoms at all." This is why it is very important to get checked regularly by your doctor for sexually transmitted diseases.

If you're dating casually, it's always a good idea to wear protection. Condoms are less then $5 for a three pack. Do the right thing, practice safe sex for yourself and for your partner.

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