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The impact of contraceptives on the microbiota? Hit and miss!

Do hormones in female contraceptives harm the microbiota? According to science, it all depends on the flora in question: the lactobacilli-dominated vaginal microbiota seems to be protected but the gut microbiota is slightly disturbed.  All women know that the hormonal fluctuations of the men...

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 ...

The prevention of bacterial vaginosis could depend on what you eat

According to a study, a low intake of betaine, found in sugar beet, seafood, wheat bran and spinach, could increase the risk of vaginosis. Betaine also plays a key role in liver, cardiovascular and kidney health.   Bacterial vaginosis is a frequent, difficult-to-treat female disorder caus...
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