Bacteria Are Key To Vaginal Health, UArizona Health Sciences Researchers Say

Researcher working with a petri dish
UArizona Health Sciences Connect
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common and recurrent gynecological condition affecting nearly 30% of women in the US between the ages of 15 and 44. Led by Dr. Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz, researchers found certain bacteria alter the acidity of the cervical microenvironment, creating favorable conditions for STIs and cancer.