There are 3.7 billion women1 around the world. 40% will experience a UTI in their lifetime2, 20-30% will suffer recurrence3.
29% are affected by BV4 and increased risk of STIs, infertility, pregnancy complications, and preterm birth, which impacts 15 million infants5 each year.
1 World Bank. “Population, female.” https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL.FE.IN 2 Sheerin, Neil S. Urinary tract infection (2011) Medicine, Volume 39, Issue 7, 384-389.
3 Geerlings SE. Clinical Presentations and Epidemiology of Urinary Tract Infections. (2016) Microbiol Spectr. Oct;4(5). 4 CDC/Koumans EH, Sternberg M, Bruce C, McQuillan G, Kendrick J, Sutton M, Markowitz LE. The prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in the United States, 2001-2004; associations with symptoms, sexual behaviors, and reproductive health. Sex Transm Dis. 2007 Nov;34(11):864-9. 5 World Health Organization. 2018, February 19. Preterm birth.