National BV Month: Infographic

Jacob Collyer-Smith Lifestyle Writer

This April 2016 marks National Bacterial Vaginosis Month. Originally a campaign day launched by a company called Balance Activ, who manufacture a range of products for intimate health conditions such as bacterial vaginosis (BV), the whole month of April is now devoted to trying to promote awareness of this uncomfortable condition. You’d be forgiven for not knowing about BV, as it sounds like a fairly rare condition right? Wrong. Surprisingly, bacterial vaginosis is one of the most common intimate health conditions which affects women. 1 in 3 women will have BV at some point during their lifetimes, but most people are completely unaware of the condition. You can learn more about BV and the microbiome in our blog: Probiotics and Bacterial Vaginosis: The Facts.

That’s why we’re right behind National Bacterial Vaginosis Month, and why we've created the infographic below, to help raise awareness of bacterial vaginosis, its causes and how you can recognise its symptoms. Please share, and help us to raise awareness of this little understood condition.

National BV Month: Infographic

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Health professionals might be interested to view this article in the Professionals site: New study supports the use of certain probiotics for BV