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Bacterial Vaginosis: The Facts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service
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This pamphlet provides information on bacterial vaginosis (BV), a disease that is characterized by an overgrowth of some type of bacteria in a woman’s vagina. The pamphlet explains that doctors do not know exactly how women get BV, but it lists risk factors for the disease. It discusses testing, symptoms, whether an individual can be reinfected, and how BV affects pregnant women and their babies. It explains that BC is treated and cured with antibiotics, what happens if an individual does not get treated, how BV affects one’s sex partner, and how to lower one’s risk of BV. The pamphlet notes that male partners do not have to be treated for BV, but the disease may spread between women who have sex with women.
Author
Population
Women
Disease
STDs
Topics/Subjects
Prevention
Testing and Counseling
Treatment and Care
Subjects
Disease Transmission
Risk Reduction
Year of Publication
2013
Series
Protect Yourself + Protect Your Partner
Format
Pamphlet
Physical Description
1 folded sheet (8 p.): col., ill.

Last Updated Date: 

3/3/14

Publication ID: 

34242