> CI henz can't wait for the vag transplant (article)

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Phillip_McCavity
#1 2019-09-11 14:24:56

CI henz can't wait for the vag transplant (article)

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-49646907



Vaginal fluid samples dominated by a bacterium called Lactobacillus crispatus tended to have higher protective lactic acid content and a lower pH which might be beneficial, they say.

As a precaution, donors would be asked to abstain from sex for at least 30 days before giving a sample and would be screened for any infections, including HIV, to prevent them being passed on to any recipient, they add.

One of the researchers, Dr Laura Ensign, said: "The donation is a self collection, which we know people tend to prefer."

The woman inserts and then removes a flexible plastic disc - similar to a menstrual cup or a contraceptive diaphragm - to collect the sample.

"It's quick and easy and one sample collected like that would be enough material to make one dose for transfer," she said.

It would be drawn up into an applicator for the recipient to insert in a similar way to a tampon.

Dr Ensign said: "If we can get funding, we could start right away. Some of the donors that we studied said they would want to take part.

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#2 2019-09-11 14:44:50

Re: CI henz can't wait for the vag transplant (article)

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