The UK NSC recommendation on Bacterial vaginosis screening in pregnancy (currently under review)
This recommendation is currently being reviewed as part of the UK NSC's regular review cycle of all policies.
The review process began in May 2012 and is estimated to be completed by Nov 2014.
||Systematic population screening programme not recommended
Screening for this condition should not be offered.
Find general information about population health screening.
More about Bacterial vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause of abnormal vaginal discharge in women of childbearing age. The condition occurs when there is a change in the natural bacterial balance in the vagina.
» Read more about bacterial vaginosis on NHS Choices
• British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
• The Family Planning Association
• Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed.
If you think your organisation should be added, please
More about the recommendation review process, including the role of stakeholders,
can be found in the guide to Engaging with the UK NSC's recommendation review process.
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