The Vaginal Microbiome at ATMS
Date: 20 April 2022
Topic: The Vaginal Microbiome
Organisation: Australian Traditional Medicine Society
Session: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Invitation from: Alexandra Middleton of Australian traditional Medicine Society
Sponsored by: Vanita Dahia ( Voluntary)
Registration: Australian traditional Medicine Society
The vaginal microbiota is a dynamic and complex ecosystem comprised of fluctuating populations that modulate host immune responses and maintain homeostasis. Disruption of microbiota composition and functions, termed dysbiosis, has been linked to a multitude of disorders including bacterial vaginosis (BV), premature delivery in pregnant women, infertility, miscarriages and increased risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Why is it important?
Vaginal health is an important part of a woman’s overall health as it can affect your fertility, desire for sex and ability to reach orgasm.
Ongoing vaginal health issues can affect your confidence and cause stress in a relationship.
We know about the gut microbiome but did you know the vaginal microbiome is equally important?
Unlike other microbiota sites, the vagina is extremely dynamic and is affected by numerous host factors including age, ethnic background, sexual intercourse, changes in hormone levels during pregnancy, menstruation and menopause, genital infections and personal hygiene.
You will understand the abundance of markers of vaginal health in Lactobacillis, pathogenic micro-organisms, STI’s, Viral load and pH in assessments of the vaginal microbiome.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- What is a healthy vaginal microbiome?
- Types of vaginal infections
- 7 smells of the vagina
- Advanced assessment of the vaginal microbiome
- Management options of vaginal infections