black and white image of woman with no clothes on, arms crossed covering lower regionVaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina. It often is caused by infections, some of which are associated with serious diseases.

The most common vaginal infections are:

  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Vaginal yeast infection

Some vaginal infections are transmitted through sexual contact, but others,
such as yeast infections, probably are not.