Research

 

 

Here we discuss recent (and not-so-recent) research into vagina and reproductive-related conditions. This section is a mixture of articles specifically for practitioners and those provided for general consumption, however references are provided.

BV treatment – clinical trial at UCSF – join the trial

The University of San Francisco, California, is running a clinical trial for Lactin-V, a possible new treatment for bacterial vaginosis that includes MetroGel and Lactobacillus crispatus. This product is designed to improve the three-month cure mark. The study is...

What is genital shedding in herpes?

Viral shedding is where a virus makes virus babies that are popped out of cells, setting out to find their own cells to replicate in, and pop out their own viral babies.

Ureaplasma infection in women

Ureaplasma is an antibiotic-resistant infection that can affect the urogenital tract of women and men. We discuss its basic components in women.

Mycoplasma infections

Mycoplasma refers to a few species of bacteria that can reside in and infect the female genital tract, with several species resistant to antibiotics.

What is Gram staining?

Learn about Gram staining and how it’s used to figure out what’s living in your vagina.

STIs in children

Statistics show that about 10% of sexually abused children have an STI.

Study: antibiotics a dud for BV

Metronidazole is not effective at killing bacterial vaginosis, because it does not remove the biofilm left by Gardnerella vaginalis.

Atrophic vaginitis

Nobody likes a dried up vagina, so learn about atrophic vaginitis and get your juices flowing once again.

BV in pregnancy

BV in pregnancy is bad news for your baby. Find out what to do.

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