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Microbiome Therapy Protects Against Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis

A product containing healthy vaginal bacteria has proved effective against recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV), an extremely common vaginal infection that is associated with preterm birth, HIV infection and problems with in vitro fertilization.

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What We Know and Don’t Know About Coronavirus and Pregnancy

Pregnant women are at higher risk for many infections, but the risks of COVID-19 to mother and baby are not yet clear. UCSF experts share what we know and don’t know about COVID-19’s effects on pregnancy, the possibility of in utero transmission, and advice for pregnant women.

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The End of Infertility Is in Sight

Advances in medicine and public health have dramatically extended the lifespan of hearts, lungs, and other vital organs. But for women, the ovaries remain a stubborn exception. That may soon change, says fertility expert Marcelle Cedars.

Illustration of eggs in a basket made of double helix dna strands.