How to Prevent Bacterial Vaginosis? BV Prevention

As the causes of bacterial vaginosis are not clearly understood, it is difficult to determine prevention methods. The condition is more common among women who are sexually active and there appears to be a link between not using condoms and developing bacterial vaginosis. With that in mind, abstaining from sex or being monogamous and using condoms would be the best prevention methods. Additionally, as there is a link with douching, that should be avoided as well.

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Mark Riegel, MD
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