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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Bacterial Vaginosis By Tsering Zangmo and Rosey Tanzila Symptoms Epidemiology Who is at risk?Are more people becoming affected recently?What percentage of people in the world have it?What percentage of the people of the USA have it?What percentage of teens have it? Bacterial vaginosis is due to an the disruption of the system of bacteria that is normally found in a womans vagina. Bacterial Vaginosis has not been fully uncovered/ However it is known that having a new sex partner or multiple sex partners and douching can upset the balance of bacteria in the vagina, thus the woman is in a red zone, more likely to get bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial Vaginosis is most commonly found women after they have given birth. It is strongly advised for pregnant women whom have had given birth to a premature baby or a low weight baby to get a BV examination . BV can be treated with Bibliography 3 Questions MAKE SURE TO PUT DOWN ANY WEBSITES THAT ARE RELIABLE THAT YOU USED SOMEWHERE ON THIS PAGE SO I CAN CITE IT How is this infection treated? In order to treat this infection, there are 2 main antibioticsprescribed to women: Flagyl®or metronidazole and clindamycin. They are can be used for bothpregnant and non-pregnant women. Treatment/ Prevention BV may clear up on its own but women should still be treated at the sight of symptoms. Women in pregnancy should be treated at any sight of symptoms because it may cause the child arrive before it should. Women who had an premature child or a child with a low weight at birth should go and be treated even with no symptoms.In order to treat this infection, there are 2 main antibioticsprescribed to women: Flagyl® or metronidazole and clindamycin. They are can be used for both pregnant and non-pregnant women.There is no cure for BV and may reoccur even after treatment multiple times. There is no solid way to prevent the transmission of this disease because it can happen to all women even if they are abstinent. However the risk of having BV is increased by having multiple sex partners.One common method to decrease the risk of having BV is having good vaginal health.1) Keep the vulva (outside of the vagina) clean and dry.2) Douching is never a good idea. Douching is a way for women to wash a vagina with a mixture of water and vinegar. Women believe it to helpthem but in actually it doesn't do anything and can increase the risk of BV, pelvic inflammatory disease and pregnancy complications. WHAT IS IT ? For women aged 15 - 44 years old, an infection takes place when a certain bacteria multiplies to muchand changes the normal balanceof bacteria in the vagina.It is known as Bacterial Vaginosis
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