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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Could CONDOMS boost vaginal health?

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Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph showing Salmonella typhimurium (red) invading cultured human cells (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Study finds they increase levels of friendly bacteria and prevent minor infections

  • Lactobacillus are bacteria that dominate the natural flora of the vagina
  • They prevent itchiness and even infection, including of the HIV virus
  • It is thought condoms boost levels because they prevent alkaline sperm disrupting a vagina's acidic 'ecosystem' where bacteria thrive
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