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Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis and relationship with personal hygiene in Turkish women using an IUD - contraception-esc.com

Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis and relationship with personal hygiene in Turkish women using an IUD

Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis and relationship with

personal hygiene in Turkish women using an IUD

I. Gönenç1, E.Z. Tuzcular Vural1, N. Aka1, G. Köse1,

JK. Tacclu2

1Haydarpaca Numune Education and Research Hospital, Family

Planning Unit, Istanbul, Turkey, 2Haydarpaa Numune Education and Research

Hospital ,Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul, Turkey

Objectives

The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of

bacterial vaginosis (BV) in a group of women using an IUD and to evaluate the

association of BV with socio-demographic features and personal hygienic

attitudes.

Design and methods A prevalence study was conducted among

women attending our Family Planning Outpatient Clinic, between a 6-month period.

Inclusion criteria for the study were to be an IUD user and to come for an IUD

follow-up, willingness to answer the questionnaire and not to have used

medications which may alter the vaginal flora. A face to face structured

questionnaire with 19 open ended questions was applied to 200 women who met the

criteria and BV was diagnosed using the Amsel’s and Nugent’s criterion.

Statistical analysis was made using mean values, standard deviations, Pearson’s

test, Fisher’s exact x2 test and student t test in the SPSS 10.0 for Windows

programme.

Results The prevalence of BV was 32 %. BV was more

prevalent among women with vaginal discharge and foul odor, and a statistically

significant relationship was found between polygamy , frequent vaginal douching,

sexual intercourse more frequently than twice a week and anogenital wiping from

back to front (p<0.05). BV was more common with homemade, reusable sanitary towels used instead of commercial pads and intense use of soap in vulvar cleansing, without statistical significance (p>0.05).

Conclusion We found a high prevalence of BV in women

using an IUD (32 %). Special attention should be given to screen women with risk

factors and women should also be counseled for personal hygiene.

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