Unprotected sex may disrupt the microbiome in vagina

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Dr Lenka Vodstrcil was interviewed by New Scientist about published research findings on the vaginal microbiome of young students.

 

This article was also published on SBS and adapted by HelloGiggles 

Period12 Apr 2017 → 20 Apr 2017

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  • TitleUnprotected sex may disrupt the microbiome in vagina
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletSBS
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date20/04/17
    Producer/AuthorJessica Hamzelou
    URLhttps://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/health/article/2017/04/20/unprotected-sex-may-disrupt-microbiome-vagina
    PersonsLenka Vodstrcil
  • TitleUnprotected sex may disrupt the microbiome in vagina
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNew Scientist
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date12/04/17
    DescriptionHaving sex with a male partner can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the vagina – which might put women at risk of infections.

    The bacterial communities of healthy vaginas tend to be dominated by one type of bacteria. Women with higher levels of other bacteria are more likely to have bacterial vaginosis, contract STIs or give birth prematurely. So far, though, it has been unclear if the bacteria are a cause of these problems or a result of them.

    To find out if sexual activities could shape the vaginal microbiome and, potentially, women’s health, Lenka Vodstrcil at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre in Australia and her colleagues tracked the bacteria living in 52 volunteers’ vaginas.
    Producer/AuthorJessica Hamzelou
    URLhttps://www.newscientist.com/article/2127635-unprotected-sex-may-disrupt-the-microbiome-in-vagina/
    PersonsLenka Vodstrcil

Keywords

  • vagina
  • sex
  • micriobiota
  • bacterial vaginosis