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Are statins beneficial to vaginal flora?

In the vaginal microbiota, the use of statins is associated with both a decrease in Gardnerella vaginalis and an increase in Lactobacillus: changes that consitute protective factors against the risk of bacterial vaginosis.   A direct correlation exists between the composition of the vagin...
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IUDs do not alter the vaginal microbiota

Do IUDs affect the composition of the vaginal microbiota, leading to an increased likelihood of developing certain infections? Researchers have an answer.   Contraceptive intrauterine devices (IUDs) are suspected to alter the vaginal microbiota, leading to an increase in the likelihood of...
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HIV: the vaginal flora affects the effectiveness of a preventative treatment

The composition of the vaginal microbiota influences how effective a topical tenofovir treatment is in preventing HIV infection in women. So say researchers who analyzed the impact of the vaginal microbiota on the response to this treatment, whose effectiveness can vary between 0 and 40% according t...
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