“vaginal flora”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted in a 1998 report that black women aged 15-29 in the United States are more than 30 times as likely to have gonorrhea as are white women; black women in this age group are also more than 10 times as likely as Hispanic women to have gonorrhea. The CDC attributed this increased risk to black women’s lack of access to treatment services. But Dr. Hillier’s new data suggest an important role for a biologic factor: a lack of lactobacilli in the vaginal flora.

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0CYD/is_19_35/ai_66931850

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