Hormonal fluctuations e.g. menopause, pregnancy, breastfeeding, oral contraceptives (‘the pill’)
What happens to the vaginal flora?
Hormonal fluctuations may also affect the vaginal flora and so be accompanied by vaginal infections. The acidification of the vagina with lactic acid supports the remaining vaginal flora and thus helps prevent vaginal infections.
What is the goal?
To support the vaginal flora.