BV can increase the risk of serious health, physical, and emotional consequences1-3

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is associated with an increased risk of serious health complications for women and their partners3,4:

  • Increased risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and HIV transmission to sex partners
  • Increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which may affect fertility
  • Can lead to late fetal loss during pregnancy, premature birth, or low birth weight

76% of women would have gone to see their HCP sooner if they were aware of the risks associated with BV if left untreated.5*

In a patient survey, 68% of women with BV felt self-conscious and 66% felt embarrassed due to their condition.5*

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SURVEY METHODOLOGY

Survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Symbiomix Therapeutics, LLC, a Lupin Company and the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) within the United States between September 14 and 29, 2017 among 304 U.S. women aged 18-49 who have been diagnosed by a healthcare professional with bacterial vaginosis (BV) within the past 2 years ("women with bacterial vaginosis"). Figures for age, income, race/ethnicity, region, education, and size of household were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population.5

REFERENCES:

  1. Chavoustie SE, Eder SE, Koltun WD, et al. Experts explore the state of bacterial vaginosis and the unmet needs facing women and providers. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017;137:107-109.
  2. Bilardi J, Walker S, McNair R, et al. Women's management of recurrent bacterial vaginosis and experiences of clinical care: a qualitative study. PLoS One. 2016;11(3):e0151794. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151794. eCollection 2016. Accessed August 23, 2017.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bacterial vaginosis—CDC Fact Sheet. www.cdc.gov/std/bv/BV-FS-June-2017.pdf. Accessed March 12, 2018.
  4. Brotman RM. Vaginal microbiome and sexually transmitted infections: an epidemiologic perspective. J Clin Investig. 2011;121(12):4610-4617.
  5. Data on File, Patient Research, Symbiomix, a Lupin Company. Prepared October 2017.