Bacterial Vaginosis

Related Links

Find a patient education handout on this topic.

Bacterial Vaginosis, Pregnant Women

The AAFP recommends against screening for bacterial vaginosis in asymptomatic pregnant women at low risk for preterm delivery. (2008)

(Grade: D recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsbvag.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Bacterial Vaginosis, Pregnant Women

The AAFP concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for bacterial vaginosis in asymptomatic pregnant women at high risk for preterm delivery. (2008)

(Grade: I recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsbvag.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)