BV is three times more common to be found in infertile women than fertile women. BV, and other infections in general, can cause decreased fertility in a number of ways:
- Increasing inflammation and immune system activity, making a toxic environment for reproduction.
- Causing damage to sperm and vaginal cells.
- Interfering with the production of healthy cervical mucus during ovulation.
- Blocking the Fallopian Tubes through scar tissue damage from infections, so that sperm and egg can’t meet.