Low incidence of bacterial vaginosis in cohort of young Australian women

Katherine A Fethers, Christopher K. Fairley, Anna N Morton, Jane S. Hocking, Glenda Fehler, Lisa J. Kennedy, Catriona S. Bradshaw

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Cohort study of incident bacterial vaginosis (BV) in Australian students. BV only occurred in vaginally sexually active women (BV incidence = 2.2 [95% confidence interval, 0.8-4.9]/100 woman-years), and no incident BV occurred in women who did not engage in vaginal sex during the cohort period (0 [95% confidence interval, 0-3.2]/100 woman-years), P = 0.10. In university students, incident BV was uncommon and absent in sexually abstinent women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-126
Number of pages3
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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