Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2023; 83(11): 1331-1349
DOI: 10.1055/a-2169-8539
GebFra Science

Bacterial Vaginosis: Guideline of the DGGG, OEGGG and SGGG (S2k-Level, AWMF Registry No. 015/028, June 2023)

Article in several languages: English | deutsch
Alex Farr
1   Universitätsklinik für Frauenheilkunde, Abteilung für Geburtshilfe und feto-maternale Medizin, Medizinische Universität Wien, Wien, Austria
Sonja Swidsinski
2   MDI Limbach Berlin GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Daniel Surbek
3   Universitätsklinik für Frauenheilkunde, Geburtshilfe und Feto-maternale Medizin, Inselspital Bern, Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Brigitte Frey Tirri
4   Frauenklinik, Kantonsspital Baselland, Liestal, Switzerland
Birgit Willinger
5   Abteilung für Klinische Mikrobiologie, Medizinische Universität Wien, Wien, Austria
Udo Hoyme
6   Klinik für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe, Ilm-Kreis-Kliniken, Arnstadt, Germany
Gisela Walter
7   Ärztliche Gesellschaft zur Gesundheitsförderung e. V. (ÄGGF), Hamburg, Germany
8   Deutsche STI-Gesellschaft (DSTIG), Bochum, Germany
Inge Reckel-Botzem
9   Berufsverband der Frauenärzte e. V. (BVF), Landesverband Hessen, Hainburg, Germany
Werner Mendling
10   Deutsches Zentrum für Infektionen in Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Wuppertal, Germany
› Author Affiliations


Aim This official guideline was coordinated and published by the DGGG, OEGGG and SGGG with the involvement of additional professional societies. The aim of the guideline is to evaluate the relevant literature and use it to provide a consensus-based overview of the diagnosis and management of bacterial vaginosis.

Methods This S2k-guideline was developed by representative members from different medical professional societies on behalf of the guidelines commission of the above-listed societies using a structured consensus process.

Recommendations This guideline provides recommendations on the diagnosis, management, counselling, prophylaxis, and other aspects related to bacterial vaginosis.

Publication History

Received: 28 August 2023

Accepted: 29 August 2023

Article published online:
03 November 2023

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