The causes of BV are not fully known, but it can happen when a change occurs in the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina.

You are more likely to get BV if you:
• are sexually active
• have changed partners
• have an IUD fitted
• use perfumed products in and around your vagina

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Aug 26, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 26, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm