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Doctor's perception on bacterial vaginosis in Portugal: prevalence, diagnostic methods and choice of treatment
  1. Ana Filipa Henriques1,
  2. Jose Martinez-de-Oliveira2,
  3. Nuno Cerca1
  1. 1Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Centre for Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
  2. 2Health Sciences School, University of Beira Interior, & Department of Child and Mother Healt, Centro Hospitalar Cova da Beira EPE, Covilhã, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nuno Cerca, Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Centre for Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Gualtar Campus, Braga 4710, Portugal; nunocerca{at}ceb.uminho.pt

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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one of the most common vaginal disorders in women of reproductive age and has been linked to increased risks of preterm labour in pregnant women, HIV and postoperative infections and inflammatory pelvic disease.1 Studies performed in different countries around the world showed that the prevalence of BV varies with geographical location, socioeconomic status and race.1 Data regarding the prevalence of BV in Portugal are almost non-existent, being limited to a paper …

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