Bacterial Vaginosis

There are two problems with BV: (1) all the misinformation that’s out there and (2) the stigma, which is a result of all that misinformation - Melissa Ramos

Bacterial Vaginosis

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We need a cure for bacterial vaginosis, one of the great enigmas in women’s health

Few have heard of bacterial vaginosis (BV) although it’s a relatively common condition. It affects at least 12% of Australian women, 30% of American women and up to 50% in parts of Africa.

Symptoms include a watery, milky discharge and fishy odour coming from the vagina.

Women with BV are more likely to get sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and herpes – and to transmit or acquire HIV. They are more likely to develop pelvic inflammatory disease, a painful condition that can result in infertility.

Pregnant women with BV are more likely to suffer miscarriages and deliver premature and low birth-weight babies.

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Last Updated : Saturday, September 28, 2019