The Vaginal Microbiome at National Institute of Integrative Medicine
Date: 25 August 2021
Topic: The Vaginal Microbiome
Organisation: National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM)
Session: 1:00pm – 2:00pm One hour seminar workshop
Invitation from: Christine Johnson
Sponsored by: Vanita Dahia (Voluntary)
Registration: National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM)
Recording: Practitioners Only – Contact National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM)
Background of the topic:
The health of your vagina affects much more than your sex life.
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?
The vaginal microbiome is an intricate and dynamic microecosystem that constantly undergoes fluctuations during the female menstrual cycle and the woman’s entire life.
In females, one of the main microbiota sites is the genital tract that hosts over 200 bacterial species. 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.
In this webinar, you will learn:
• What is a health vaginal microbiome?
• Types of vaginal infections
• 7 smells of the vagina
• Advanced assessment of the vaginal microbiome
• Management option of vaginal infections