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GPs have been advised to ask women diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis about female partners after new research suggested the infection was transmitted by lesbian sex.

Women with a high number of previous sexual partners were at significantly increased risk of carrying the infection, the study found.

Of 708 patients examined at two London sexual health clinics for homosexual or bisexual women, a third had bacterial vaginosis.

Women who reported sex with 10 or more partners were 60 per cent more likely to have tested positive for the infection than those who reported five or fewer.

Lead author Dr Julia Bailey, a research fellow at King's College London, said it was important to trace partners for testing and treatment.

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