What information about bacterial vaginosis (BV) should patients receive?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Philippe H Girerd, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Educate patients regarding the basic pathophysiology, natural history, and risk factors of the bacterial vaginosis. BV is not considered a sexually transmitted disease, although sexual contact may predispose patients to development of this process in some cases.

For patient education resources, see Women's Health Center and Pregnancy Center, as well as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)TrichomoniasisBirth Control Overview, and Birth Control Methods.


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