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Don't douche, and other lessons about the vaginal microbiome

Exploring the microscopic world between our legs

April 30, 2015 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

While the gut microbiome has recently gotten a lot of attention, the vaginal microbiome also plays a powerful role in women's health.

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Circumcision for HIV prevention

Citing a new study from Uganda, Dr. Judith Wasserheit's New England Journal of Medicine editorial concludes 'circumcision offers an important prevention opportunity and should be widely available'

March 30, 2009

According to an editorial by Dr. Judith Wasserheit, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research center Clinical Research Division and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, co-authored by Dr. Matthew Golden of the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD and the Seattle-King County Public Health Department’s STD Control Program, circumcision of adult and newborn males is an important tool for preventing HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases and should be made widely available in areas of high disease prevalence around the world, according to a recent editorial in last week’s New England Journal of Medicine.

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