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Bacterial Vaginosis: What is there to know?
Hansen, Elizabeth (2010)

Bacterial Vaginosis: What is there to know?


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Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is an infection caused when the naturally occurring bacteria in a woman’s vagina become imbalanced. BV is linked to sexual activity with men and women. Women who have sex with women have unique risk of getting BV like sharing sex toys with partners. WSW who have BV are more likely to have a partner who also has it. BV frequently has no symptoms and it is treated with antibiotics. WSW can decrease their chances of getting BV by practicing safer sex, washing sex toys between users. Read more about BV in this easy to read FAQ-style handout!

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Hansen, Elizabeth. (2010). Bacterial Vaginosis: What is there to know?. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,

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