The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released two recommendations for screening pregnant women for bacterial vaginosis:
The USPSTF recommends against screening for bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women at low risk for preterm delivery. (D recommendation).
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for bacterial vaginosis in asymptomatic pregnant women at high risk for preterm delivery. (I statement) These recommendations are published in the February 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The recommendation and supporting material can be found at
From AHRQ. Preventive Services.
Excerpt from, Feb. 8, 2008, UPDATES ON AHRQ PREVENTION PROGRAMS [AHRQ_PREVENTIONPROGRAMUPDATES@LIST.AHRQ.GOV]