According to the researchers, the findings suggest that the effect of stress "is related to the development of [bacterial vaginosis] rather than its maintenance over time"; the investigators acknowledge the need for additional research exploring the mechanisms underlying this effect.
(1.) Nansel TR et al., The association of psychosocial stress and bacterial vaginosis in a longitudinal cohort, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006, 194(2):381-386.
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|Title Annotation:||FYI; psychosocial stress may cause bacterial vaginosis|
|Publication:||Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2006|
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