Uncovering the Mysteries of the Vaginal Microbiome – Podcast
The vast number of microorganisms residing both on and within the human body play a crucial role in shaping our identity. They not only mediate our interactions with the world around us, but also impact our susceptibility to cancer and even influence our personal relationships. Scientists are currently in the early stages of understanding the various types of bugs that coexist with us and how they impact our lives.
In the second installment of a three-part Science Weekly mini-series, Madeleine Finlay interviews Ina Schuppe Koistinen, an associate professor at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and the author of the book Vulva: Facts, Myths and Life-Changing Insights. Ina discusses the unique characteristics of the vaginal microbiome, its potential role in pregnancy complications, and ways to improve its care and protection.
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