Browsing by Subject "Vaginosis, Bacterial"
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Risk factors for bacterial vaginosis in women attending a hospital in Kerman, Islamic Republic of Iran (2005)Bacterial vaginosis [BV] is the most prevalent form of vaginal disturbances in women of child-bearing age. This study examined the prevalence and risk factors of BV of 130 non-pregnant women attending a hospital of Kerman University of Medical Sciences. Prevalence was 37.7%. Patients with BV had significantly lower educational and socioeconomic levels. They were also more likely to be smokers. The prevalence of BV was higher in patients with a history of abortion but this was not statistically significant. Women using oral contraceptive pills ...