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Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnant Persons to Prevent Preterm Delivery, Screening, 2020

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Recommendations: Screening for Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnant Persons to Prevent Preterm Delivery

  • Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnant Persons to Prevent Preterm Delivery: Screening--Pregnant persons not at increased risk for preterm delivery
    Grade: D
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends against screening for bacterial vaginosis (BV) in pregnant persons who are not at increased risk for preterm delivery.

    Frequency of Service:

    No Frequency of Service information currently available.

    Risk Factor Information:

    1. Assess risk for preterm delivery. There are multiple factors that increase risk for preterm delivery; one of the strongest risk factors is prior preterm delivery.
    2. Decide whether or not to screen for bacterial vaginosis:

    a. Do not screen pregnant persons who are not at increased risk for preterm delivery.

    b. Evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against screening pregnant persons at increased risk for preterm delivery.

  • Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnant Persons to Prevent Preterm Delivery: Screening --Pregnant persons at increased risk for preterm delivery
    Grade: I
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for BV in pregnant persons who are at increased risk for preterm delivery.

    Frequency of Service:

    No Frequency of Service information currently available.

    Risk Factor Information:

    No Risk Factor Information currently available.

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