BV Research Section

BV research is ongoing, with some excellent researchers at the helm trying to solve bacterial vaginosis (BV). At My Vagina we specialise in effective, evidence-based non-antibiotic treatments for bacterial vaginosis and other hard-to-treat vaginal infections.

This section is an educational area with important BV research from some of the top minds in the world. Keep up-to-date with the latest in BV research, whether you are a practitioner or patient. This section is split up into topics, and not every study has been listed here. We update this section as required with interesting BV research pieces, so check back every now and again to see what’s new.

NOTE: We detail our effective, evidence-based, non-antibiotic treatments in Killing BV and Killing BV: Guide for men.

BV diagnostics basics

For the basics on BV diagnostics, we’ve made a list of some good go-to posts:

BV research - studies on herbal medicine and non-antibiotic treatments for bacterial vaginosis
BV research - studies on fertility and BV
  • Does BV cause infertility in women?
    Women with tubal infertility, and anovulation, were independently three times more likely to have BV than other specific causes of infertility.
BV research - studies into BV-related bacteria
Studies into men and BV-related bacteria
BV research - BV-related and other biofilms
BV research - how BV relates to lifestyle habits
BV research - BV links to other disease states
  • Endometritis and BV
    Ten of 22 women with BV had chronic endometritis, compared with one out of 19 of the controls. Women with BV were found to have more chronic endometritis than women without BV.
  • BV and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and colitis)
    Significant link between IBD and G. vaginalis biofilms, possibly due to epithelial barrier dysfunction in the genital tract.
Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
Read more about Jessica and My Vagina's origin story.