EDUCATION

The Microbiome in Human Reproduction

The human reproductive microbiome plays a crucial role in assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes. The vaginal microbiome, dominated by Lactobacillus species, supports sperm viability and embryo implantation by maintaining an acidic pH and protecting against pathogens. Similarly, the endometrial microbiome, also dominated by Lactobacillus, is essential for successful implantation. Dysbiosis in these microbiomes can lead to inflammation, infection, and implantation failure. The seminal microbiome influences sperm quality and reproductive outcomes. Advanced diagnostic tools like 16S rRNA sequencing and personalized treatments with probiotics and antibiotics are enhancing ART success rates. Click on each of our articles below to learn more:

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The Role of the Microbiome in Human Implantation

The microbiome plays a crucial role in human implantation. It helps regulate the immune system, maintains the protective barriers in the womb, and influences metabolic processes in the endometrium. When the microbiome is imbalanced it can lead to implantation issues and other complications.
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The Endometrial Microbiome

The endometrial microbiome is crucial for reproductive health, with a healthy balance of bacteria, particularly a dominance of Lactobacillus species, being essential for optimal outcomes. Advanced diagnostic techniques and targeted treatments are enhancing our understanding and management of this complex microbiome.
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The Microbiome and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects metabolism, reproduction, and mental health. Research shows that the gut microbiome plays a role in PCOS. Imbalances in these gut bacteria are linked to insulin resistance, obesity, hormone issues, inflammation, and mood disorders.
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