Is bacterial vulvovaginitis contagious?

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Bacterial vulvovaginitis is contagious through vulva-to-vulva contact. This means that female sexual partners can spread a bacterial infection, while male sexual partners generally do not experience symptoms. Furthermore, male sexual partners may not even require treatment. However, doctors usually recommend abstaining from all sexual activity while bacterial vulvovaginitis is being treated to prevent further infection.

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