Bacteria found in female upper reproductive tract, once thought sterile

Posted by on June 4, 2016 9:21 am
Categories: health

They’re inside our gut, on the skin, and in the mouth. Thousands of different types of micro-organisms live in and on the body, playing helpful roles in digestion or in aiding the body’s natural defense system. Now, scientists have found tiny organisms living in the upper female reproductive tract, an environment they said was once thought to be sterile. In a preliminary finding researchers revealed they have found bacteria in the ovaries and in the fallopian tubes.

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