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Semen, a reflection of a man’s intimate microbiota

A new method of semen analysis has the potential to replace traditional techniques. Used to detect microorganisms that colonize or infect the male genital tract, the traditional methods are considered too expensive for some laboratories or of limited use.   Although it is by far the most ...
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Tobacco, gynecological troublemaker

Tobacco consumption modifies both the flora and the metabolites of the vagina. These changes live women open to an increased risk of urogenital infections and of developing unpleasant odors.   Smoking kills… vaginal microbiota diversity. Women who smoke display an imbalance of their intim...
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Vaginal flora, an indicator for the risk of developing an STI

Around a quarter of Caucasian women have vaginal dysbiosis that increases the risk of Chlamydia infection, according to a Dutch study.   Chlamydia trachomatis infections are the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI). Generally symptomless, they can still compromise fertility f...
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Women and their microbiota

Recent scientific publications have provided new data on the involvement of the vaginal microbiota in certain women’s predisposition to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), conception, healthy babies, and the postpartum onset of precancerous lesions in HIV-positive women.   For example...
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