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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.

Recommendation Systematic population screening programme not recommended

Screening for this condition should not be offered.

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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

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