Risk Factors for Bacterial vaginosis
List of Risk Factors for Bacterial vaginosis
The list of risk factors mentioned for Bacterial vaginosis in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV): DSTD (Excerpt)
Any woman can get BV.
However, some activities or behaviors can upset the normal balance of
bacteria in the vagina and put women at increased risk:
Pregnant women are at
increased risk for complications of BV. (Source: excerpt from Bacterial Vaginosis (BV): DSTD)
Vaginal Infections & Vaginitis: NWHIC (Excerpt)
The role of sexual activity in
the development of BV is not understood. Additionally, intrauterine
devices (IUDs) may increase the risk of acquiring bacterial vaginosis.
(Source: excerpt from Vaginal Infections & Vaginitis: NWHIC)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Bacterial vaginosis are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Bacterial vaginosis
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Bacterial vaginosis.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Bacterial vaginosis.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.