Bacterial Vaginosis (Causes, Symptoms, Treatment) (cont.)

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Can bacterial vaginosis be prevented?

Because the cause and development of bacterial vaginosis is poorly understood, it can be difficult to take measures to prevent it from occurring. Reducing certain risk factors, such as limiting the number of sex partners, avoiding the use of vaginal douches, and taking all medications as directed when being treated for bacterial vaginosis, can help reduce a woman's risk of developing bacterial vaginosis.

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CDC.gov. Bacterial Vaginosis - CDC Fact Sheet.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/18/2013

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