Sophy project: evidences intimate hygiene

Genazzani, Andrea Riccardo and Prato, B. (2005) Sophy project: evidences intimate hygiene. Giornale italiano di ostetricia e ginecologia, 27 (7/8). pp. 273-279. ISSN 1971-1433

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The importance of intimate hygiene, pH and vaginal flora in keeping the vaginal ecosystem in good balance is known and widely described. No systematic, nation-wide, current study is up to now available, on the correlation between vaginal pH and intimate hygiene in the different ages and condition of the woman, mainly considering the modified hygienic and clothing habits. A project aimed to collect systematically data related to intimate hygiene, in a representative sample of the Italian gynaecological population has been realised, helped by a specific website to insert the data. Lifestyle, vaginal pH, intimate hygiene compliance, presence of symptoms, gynaecological treatment stratified in different subgroups (prepubertal, fertile, pregnant, lactating, pre-menopause and menopause) have been recorded up to now on 119t women. The Study on pH and Hygiene (SOPHY) provides a strong educational impact, pushing doctors and women in considering pH and intimate hygiene an important moment of their professional and daily life. Each natural plant extract used in intimate hygiene (Sage, Thyme and Chamomile) confirmed its clinical activity on protecting against bacteria, mycoses and inflammation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria
Depositing User: Matteo Viola
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 10:32
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 12:57

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