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  • cervical smear
  • To investigate attitudes and beliefs that affect a woman's decision to undergo cervical smear screening, we carried out a survey of 760 women attending general obstetrics and gynaecology clinics in Irbid, Jordan between June 2004 and April 2005. (who.int)
  • Correlation of cervical smear and pathohistological findings" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • Bacteria
  • Bacteria from the smears isolated on Rogosa Agar were grouped by Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA and identified by multiplex PCR and partial 16S rRNA gene sequencing. (biomedcentral.com)
  • flora
  • The aim of the present study was to investigate the relation in healthy women between vaginal and rectal microbial flora as well as possible variations with hormone levels. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Lactobacillus crispatus was more often found in the vaginal flora of fertile women than in that of postmenopausal (p = 0.036). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Lactobacillus crispatus was more prevalent in the vaginal flora of fertile women, whereas the Lactobacillus flora of rectum did not correlate to the vaginal flora nor to hormonal levels. (biomedcentral.com)
  • One of the main risks for developing BV is douching, which alters the vaginal flora and predisposes women to developing BV. (wikipedia.org)