Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 22nd, 1996
Due to the lack of a male counterpart to BV, sexual transmission of BV has been difficult to confirm. Because there tends to be a low prevalence of traditional sexually transmitted diseases in female homosexuals, they present an ideal study population to determine if BV can in fact be sexually transmitted.
Barbara J. Berger et al. studied the vaginal secretions of a group of 103 lesbians for the presence of BV ("Bacterial Vaginosis in Lesbians: A Sexually Transmitted Disease," Clinical Infectious Diseases, December 1995;21(6):1402-5).
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