Open Access Mini Review

Perception about Bacterial Vaginosis: A Common Vaginal Infection

Obubu Maxwell*

Department of Statistics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

Corresponding Author

Received Date: July 11, 2019  Published Date: July 16, 2019


The objective of the study was the perception of Bacterial vaginosis amongst female residents of Lagos State, Nigeria. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection found in women of reproductive age, caused by an imbalance in the natural vaginal flora. 200 women participated in the study, of which 132 women representing 69% of the participants have experienced Bacterial vaginosis at some point. 52 women had symptoms ranging from smelly vagina discharge after sexual intercourse to grey or whitish vaginal discharge. The women identified vaginal douching as the major risk factor of Bacteria vaginosis. 51.43% of the participants responded to have treated Bacterial vaginosis using Metronidazole (Flagyl).

Keywords: bacterial vaginosis, metronidazole, vagina douching, smelly vagina discharge, unprotected sex, vagina deodorant, multiple female sex partners.

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