Contraceptives impact on the bacterial vaginal flora and its relationship to frequent vaginal infection

Abstract

Through our study of three groups of women, they were divided between IUCD and OCP users and a control group made up of women without contraceptives, we found that the use of IUCD and OCP results in quantitative and not qualitative changes in the normal vaginal bacterial flora, IUCD has a significant effect on the number and prevalence of some bacterial species, such as Lactobacillus spp. where the numbers decreased significantly among users of this type of contraceptive, while, On the contrary the number of E. coli increased significantly. Cervical corrosion and vaginal infection in OCP and control group was not observed, while this was significance recorded by IUCD users.

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