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A 34-year-old male asked:

i give every sex partner bacterial vaginosis, yet i cant find any information on how to treat that in men. whats the cure? flagyl?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
You give ???: Bacterial vaginosis is not considered a STD. The vaginal environment permits the growth of a variety of germs that feed off that moisture & traces of sugar/protein in the mucus. These germs are easily acquired from the nearby anus, mechanical events (sex, masturbation, douching). Some acquire it more than others. Men's penis does not contain these germs or transfer them or need treatment.
Dr. Peter Liehr
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
BV: The misconception is that BV is an infection. Despite being treated with an antibiotic it’s a disruption in the normal concentration of the vaginal flora and not an infection from a foreign bacteria. This is not contagious and not transmissible therefore your partner needs no treatment.

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