Factors affecting vaginal pH levels among female adolescents attending genitourinary medicine clinics.

@article{Brabin2005FactorsAV,
  title={Factors affecting vaginal pH levels among female adolescents attending genitourinary medicine clinics.},
  author={Loretta Brabin and Steve Roberts and Eleanor Fairbrother and Deb Mandal and Stephen Peter Higgins and S Chandiok and Peter Wood and Geoff Barnard and Henry Charles Kitchener},
  journal={Sexually transmitted infections},
  year={2005},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={483-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Vaginal pH is related to hormonal status, and adolescents experience disturbed hormonal patterns following menarche. We assessed hormonal factors and risk of abnormal vaginal pH and bacterial vaginosis (BV) among adolescents attending genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics. METHODS In a cross sectional study adolescents within 5 years of menarche, < or =17 years, or with oligo-amenorrhoea were recruited. Vaginal pH and BV were assessed and among those not using hormonal… CONTINUE READING
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