By: Jonathan Barrera & Rafael Martinez
How Is Bacterial Vaginosis Transmitted ?
Bacterial Vaginosis is a vaginal infection caused by an imbalanced bacteria. It can be spread through both sexual or non-sexual contact.
Types Of Symptoms Bacterial Vaginosis Produce
Often there are no symptoms, but sometimes you can have strong odor, painful urination, (itching, burning).
The Importance Of Seeking Treatment For Bacterial Vaginosis
This can be treated with antibiotic pills, vaginal creams or suppositories. Bacterial vaginosis can sometimes clear up on its own but getting treatment can avoid complications.
How To Prevent Getting A Bacterial Vaginosis
- To protect yourself from getting bacterial vaginosis abstain yourself from sexual activity with someone who has tested negative from bacterial vaginosis. You also might want to use latex condoms which can help reduce the risk of spreading the infection. Last, avoid douching where it can remove good bacteria and make the bacterial vaginosis worse.
What To Do If They Get A Bacterial Vaginosis (Responsibility)
Bacterial Vaginosis is considered a sexually infection. This is because it can be spread through sexual contact. Women can also get this infection without having sexual activity. It's just simply an imbalance in the bacteria in the vagina.
How Does A Bacterial Vaginosis Affect The Health Of An Unborn Baby & Mother
Having a bacterial vaginosis while a woman is pregnant, can have an increased risk of a preterm birth, and having a low-birth weight baby. Also after delivery you may experience PPROM (preterm premature rupture of the membranes and uterine infection.)
References: 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines - Bacterial Vaginosis ( June 4, 2015)