Tests for Bacterial Vaginosis
What To Think About
- Bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy increases a woman's risk of early (preterm) delivery. Because of this risk, it is important to treat bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy with Reference antibiotics Opens New Window.
- Experts disagree about calling bacterial vaginosis a Reference sexually transmitted infection (STI) Opens New Window. A history of STIs or having multiple sex partners increases the chance of developing bacterial vaginosis. The actual number of bacterial vaginosis infections spread through sexual contact is not fully known.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease