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Bacterial vaginosis, ethnicity, and the use of genital cleaning agents: a case control study.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
0148-5717
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
7
Pages
404–409
Identifiers
PMID: 10458635
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ethnic differences in genital hygiene behaviors can explain a twofold increase in the risk of bacterial vaginosis in black Caribbean compared with white women. The role of vulval and vaginal cleaning practices in the development of bacterial vaginosis should be examined further in longitudinal or randomized controlled studies.

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