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Bacterial Vaginosis

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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a risk factor for spontaneous preterm labor and delivery. About 90% of spontaneous preterm births are considered to be ascending infections from the vagina and the remaining 10% are considered to be hematogenous infections. Although considered the best way to reduce spontaneous preterm birth, normalizing the bacterial flora in the vagina has not been proven to prevent spontaneous preterm birth. Based on recent reports, we discuss preterm birth prevention and BV.

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Fujisaki, M. (2020). Bacterial Vaginosis. In: Sameshima, H. (eds) Preterm Labor and Delivery. Comprehensive Gynecology and Obstetrics. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9875-9_18

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