Recurrence of bacterial vaginosis is significantly associated with posttreatment sexual activities and hormonal contraceptive use

Catriona Bradshaw, Lenka A Vodstrcil, Jane Hocking, Matthew G Law, Marie Pirotta, Suzanne M Garland, Deborah De Guingand, Anna Morton, Christopher Kit Fairley

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Risk of BV recurrence was increased with the same pre-/posttreatment sexual partner and inconsistent condom use, and halved with use of estrogen-containing contraceptives. Behavioral and contraceptive practices may modify the effectiveness of BV treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777 - 786
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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