- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
ACOG publishes Frequently Asked Questions—Vaginitis (PDF – 257 KB), which provides questions with answers about vaginitis, including a definition of the causes of vaginitis and available treatments.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC issues fact sheets on BV that provide information on symptoms, causes, effects, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment:
In addition, the CDC’s STDs and Pregnancy Fact Sheet provides information on infection with sexually transmitted disease (STD) during pregnancy, including the types of STDs, prevalence, treatment, and risks to the fetus.
- Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health (OWH)
The OWH publishes Frequently Asked Questions—Bacterial Vaginosis (PDF – 278 KB), which provides questions with answers for women who have BV or think they might.
The FamilyDoctor.org: Bacterial Vaginosis webpage provides information on BV, including its symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment. Follow the “Listen” link to hear the information read aloud.
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
This BV Information page from NIAID covers the causes, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and complications of BV.
Services, Resources, and Support
- CDC: National HIV and STD Testing Resources
This CDC page allows visitors to search for HIV and STD testing locations by ZIP code.
- Hope Resource Center
This center provides information and support for individuals with an STD, including STD testing, pregnancy testing, counseling, and resources.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.