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The Burden of Bacterial Vaginosis and Women’s Experiences with Clinical Care

January 20, 20175 min
Guest: Caroline Mitchell, MD, MPH The Burden of Bacterial Vaginosis: Women’s Experience of the Physical, Emotional, Sexual and Social Impact of Living with Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis Jade E. Bilardi, Sandra Walker, Meredith Temple-Smith, Ruth McNair, Julie Mooney-Somers, Clare Bellhouse, Christopher K. Fairley, Marcus Y. Chen, Catriona Bradshaw Bilardi JE, Walker S, Temple-Smith M, McNair R, Mooney-Somers J, et al. (2013) The Burden of Bacterial Vaginosis: Women’s Experience of the Physical, Emotional, Sexual and Social Impact of Living with Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis. PLoS ONE 8(9): e74378. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074378 Abstract BackgroundBacterial vaginosis is a common vaginal infection, causing an abnormal vaginal discharge and/or odour in up to 50% of sufferers. Recurrence is common following recommended treatment. There are limited data on women’s experience of bacterial vaginosis, and the impact on their self-esteem, sexual relationships and quality of life. The a

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