Journal article

Women's Management of Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis and Experiences of Clinical Care: A Qualitative Study

Jade Bilardi, Sandra Walker, Ruth McNair, Julie Mooney-Somers, Meredith Temple-Smith, Clare Bellhouse, Christopher Fairley, Marcus Chen, Catriona Bradshaw

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2016


BACKGROUND: Few data are available on how women manage recurring bacterial vaginosis (BV) and their experiences of the clinical care of this condition. This study aimed to explore women's recurrent BV management approaches and clinical care experiences, with a view to informing and improving the clinical management of BV. METHODS: A descriptive, social constructionist approach was chosen as the framework for the study. Thirty-five women of varying sexual orientation who had experienced recurrent BV in the past 5 years took part in semi-structured interviews. RESULTS: The majority of women reported frustration and dissatisfaction with current treatment regimens and low levels of satisfaction ..

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