The US Preventive Services Task Force has released a final recommendation statement on screening for bacterial vaginosis in pregnant persons to prevent preterm delivery. The task force recommends against screening pregnant people who are not at increased risk for preterm delivery. More research is needed on screening those who are at increased risk.
“We looked at whether BV screening can help prevent preterm deliveries so that more babies are born healthy,” says task force member Chien-Wen Tseng, MD, MPH, MSEE. “We do not recommend BV screening in pregnant people who are not at increased risk for delivering their babies early because the evidence shows it does not prevent preterm delivery.”
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