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do males get bv?

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Dr. Carolyn Quist
34 years experience Gynecology
No: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is a disorder of females and may or may not be related to sexual activity. Having multiple male sexual partners or new sexual partners can increase the risk of having a BV infection. There is a strong association with sexual activity but it is not necessary to produce it. This is due to an imbalance of the bacteria in a womans vagina. It can be chronic and hard to treat.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: BV stands for Bacterial Vaginosis. Thus is an infection involving the vagina. Since males don't have vaginas, they can not get BV.
Answered on Oct 3, 2014

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No: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina. It is not transmitted from the male.
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