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What are some common misconceptions about bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

There are some common misconceptions about bacterial vaginosis (BV). To be clear, BV:

  • Is not a matter of poor hygiene
  • Can only be treated with the right diagnosis
  • Can occur even if a person has never had intercourse

This content originally appeared on HealthyWomen.org.

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