To determine if different racial groups shared common types of vaginal microbiota we characterized the composition and structure of vaginal bacterial communities in asymptomatic and apparently healthy Japanese women in Tokyo, Japan and compared them with those of White and Black women from North America. The composition of vaginal communities was compared based on community profiles of terminal restriction fragments of 16S rRNA genes and phylogenetic analysis of cloned 16S rRNA gene sequences of the numerically dominant bacterial populations. The types of vaginal communities found in Japanese women were similar to those of Black and White women. As with White and Black women, most vaginal communities were dominated by lactobacilli, and only four species of Lactobacillus L. Communities dominated by multiple species of lactobacilli were common in Japanese and White women, but rare in Black women.
Gynaecologist answers the top 5 questions women ask him about their vaginas | Daily Mail Online
Written by Ling Tang. On March the 5 th in New York, Our Vagina, Ourselves was performed by a group of New York-based Chinese feminist network that also initiated and published the petition against sex harassment in China among Chinese overseas students as part of Chinese MeToo. Both shows are a continuation of the Vagina Monologues-influenced English-language feminist work that began fifteen years ago in China and is now, finally, travelling abroad and being performed in Chinese language. To support them, audience and participants of Our Vagina, Ourselves in London were asked by volunteers to take photos outside the registration area with pre-made FeministVoices Weibo and Instagram cardboards. Entire original scripts based on interviews with hundreds of Chinese women were created in different regions of China. Escaping the difficulties and risks of organizing protests, art has become the favored, and, likely, safer form of bottom-up resistance and civic appeal.
Gynaecologist answers the top 5 questions women ask him about their vaginas
Content Note : eating disorders, rape, forced prostitution, minor attraction, violence against transgender women. Small feet, small kiki [vagina]. And as a newly minted teenager, my sense of insecurity was growing in direct proportion to my bacne and eyebrows. I lapped up any commentary on my body that I could interpret as kind. I internalized these descriptions before I had a chance to imagine a different identity.
IN A country where first meetings are often stiffly formal, the namecards of Megumi Igarashi, an artist, suggest a subversive sense of humour. They are pink, and take the shape of a vagina. Ms Igarashi pictured sculpts and illustrates her genitals to mock what she calls outdated taboos. The authorities proved her point by arresting her last year after she e-mailed 3D data of a kayak in the shape of her vagina to supporters. Ten police officers confiscated her belongings and marched her away in handcuffs.