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Bacterial vaginosis: are men involved?

Bacterial vaginosis, linked to an imbalance in the vaginal microbiota, may be caused by bacteria present in the penile microbiota of some men and transmitted during sexual intercourse.   Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a highly common infection. Often displaying few symptoms, the disease can ...
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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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