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First vaginal fluid transplant preformed in the U.S.

Dr. Caroline Mitchell, center, and Dr. Agnes Bergerat watch as clinical research coordinator Briah Cooley processes a vaginal fluid donor sample to be stored and then given to people with recurrent BV at the Massachusetts General Hospital. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Dr. Caroline Mitchell, center, and Dr. Agnes Bergerat watch as clinical research coordinator Briah Cooley processes a vaginal fluid donor sample to be stored and then given to people with recurrent BV at the Massachusetts General Hospital. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Many people in the U.S. have bacterial vaginosis, or BV, which in some cases is linked to serious, long-term health issues. And there hasn’t been a good treatment for it until now.

WBUR’s Gabrielle Emanuel reports on the country’s first vaginal fluid transplant.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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