March 21st, 2013

Vaginal products popular, some linked to infections

By Logan Lafferty

Many personal lubricants, like K-Y jelly, contain glycerin which breaks down to sugars and promotes yeast infections and possibly also bacterial vaginosis, noted Dr. Mary Marnach, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "For this reason I recommend lubricants without glycerin such as Astroglide Free and those that are silicone based (K-Y Intrigue) over the counter," Marnach said.

 

Reuters by Kathryn Doyle

Tags: Astroglide Free, bacterial vaginosis, Dr. Mary Marnach, glycerin, infection, K-Y jelly, Mayo Clinic Rochester, ObGyn, Reuters, vaginal products, Women's Health, yeast infections

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