Prevalent and incident bacterial vaginosis are associated with sexual and contraceptive behaviours in young Australian women

Catriona Bradshaw, Jennifer Walker, Christopher Kit Fairley, Marcus Y Chen, Sepehr Tabrizi, Basil Donovan, John M Kaldor, Kathleen Margaret McNamee, Eve Urban, Sandra Walker, Marian Currie, Hudson Birden, Francis Bowden, Suzanne Garland, Marie Pirotta, Lyle C Gurrin, Jane Hocking

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This paper presents BV and AF prevalence and incidence estimates from a large prospective cohort of young Australian women predominantly recruited from primary-care clinics. These data support the concept that sexual activity is strongly associated with the development of BV and AF and that use of an OCC is associated with reduced risk.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere57688
Number of pages8
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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