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You might not even know you have it.
A team of local researchers is recruiting female volunteers to help them create a cure for vaginal dysbiosis… and participants will be paid €1,500 to take part.
Dysbiosis can occur when bacteria that are typically in the body become unbalanced. In vaginal dysbiosis, women can often be asymptomatic but it has been associated with pregnancy complications, pelvic inflammatory disease, and infertility.
To be eligible, you must be aged between 18 and 45 and have vaginal dysbiosis (all volunteers will be checked for this in the clinic).
Once something of a taboo subject, the vaginal microbiome and its ecosystem is one of the most exciting new areas of study for researchers.
One of the solutions showing lots of promise is vaginal microbiome transplant, or VMT, which is a method of replenishing ‘good’ bacteria in women with common conditions such as bacterial vaginosis (BV).
“A vaginal microbiome transplant, or VMT, is a procedure in which healthy vaginal bacteria from a donor are transplanted into the vagina. The goal of the procedure is to restore a healthy balance in the recipient’s vagina,” Atlantia told us.
All participants will receive reimbursement of €1500 upon completion of the study, so it could be a great way of earning some extra cash while finding a solution to a common health problem.