The Biome Blog

Vaginal Microbiome Differences Found Between Pregnancy and Postpartum Periods

A 2021 study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Reproductive Sciences examined the vaginal microbiome compositions of 48 women during pregnancy and postpartum to understand changes in host physiology between these two time periods.
by SHWI Staff

New Frontiers in Vaginal Biome Science: Interview with Chief Science Officer, Beth DuPriest, PhD

by SHWI Staff

Journal of Sexual Medicine: Effects of PTSD on Sexual Health in Women with Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA)

by SHWI Staff

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Women’s Sexual Health: An Interview with Tierney Lorenz, PhD

by SHWI Staff

Normalizing Menopause and Vaginal Dryness with Your Patients: Q&A with Shirley Weir

by SHWI Staff

Improving Menopause Care: Recommendations for Providers and Patients

Earlier this year, The Journal of North American Menopause Society (an adjunct publication to its namesake organization), published a paper on “menopause preparedness” to inform on the latest perspectives and approaches to menopause for both providers and patients.
by SHWI Staff

Interparental Bond During Pregnancy Predicts Postpartum Sexual Frequency

by SHWI Staff

A Conversation with Lise Martin on Rebuilding Intimacy Post-Pregnancy

This month, we spoke with Lise Martin – a family nurse practitioner and clinic director of Seattle Women’s and Moms’ Clinic. Martin shares her experience with breastfeeding and how that fueled her decision to become a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLCs). We also explore why patient follow-ups are so critical to a patient-centered philosophy and the tangible steps practitioners can take today to improve outcomes.
by SHWI Staff

Nature Medicine Study: Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis Linked to PCOS

by SHWI Staff

Optimizing Fertility Through Functional Medicine: Q&A with Dr. Kalea Wattles

by SHWI Staff

The Harmful Effects of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals on Reproductive Health

by SHWI Staff