Vaginal Infections Update


  • Jane Mashburn CNM, MN

Jane Mashburn, CNM, MN, FACNM, 2388 Sanford Road, Decatur, GA 30033. E-mail:


Vaginal symptoms are one of the leading reasons that women visit their health care providers. Women often self-diagnose and may treat themselves inappropriately. This article describes the etiology, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the 3 most common vaginal infections: bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and vulvovaginal candidiasis.