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The impact of combined contraceptive vaginal ring on vaginal environment: an observational, longitudinal study
Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2023 Aug;28(4):234-237. doi: 10.1080/13625187.2023.2228440. Epub 2023 Jul 7. PMID: 37417287

To assess the relationship between combined contraceptive vaginal ring (CVR) and vaginal microbiome using 16S rRNA gene sequencing. This is the objective of the pilot study by Filippo Murina and collaborators from the Vittore Buzzi University Hospital in Milan, in which Alessandra Graziottin also took part.


Maintaining vulvar, vaginal and perineal health: clinical considerations
Womens Health (Lond). 2024 Jan-Dec;20:17455057231223716. doi: 10.1177/17455057231223716. PMID: 38396383; PMCID: PMC10894559
Knowledge of female genital anatomy and physiology is often inadequate or incorrect among women. Precise patient-physician conversations can be inhibited by a reluctance or inability to speak accurately about the vulva and vagina, with the terms often being used interchangeably...

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The role of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis and comorbidities in the etiology of vestibulodynia: data from the Vu-Net Study
J Gynecol Women’s Health 22(3). doi: 10.19080/JGWH.2021.22.556087
Women with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) are more likely to report a history of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and recurrent VVC (RVVC). This observational Italian study was undertaken to analyze how many women with PVD have an RVVC as a leading trigger and to describe predisposing factors...