Bacterialvaginosis is a disease that's caused by the overgrowth of a type of bacteria that's called Gardnerella vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis. And as the name might suggest, this is the most common vaginal infection. Now I wanna put these really big quotes
around the term infection because the thing that's interesting about Gardnerella vaginalis is that it's a bacteriathat's naturally foundthe vagina. Now some may consider this to be a sexually transmitted infection, which is interestingbecause it doesn't cause
any problems until there'stoo much of it there. So when we look to the causes of bacterial vaginosis, they are all things that change the vaginal environment. That can include acts like douching, so douching, or rinsing of the vagina. The other is having newor multiple sex partners.
And finally, another known cause is the use of antibiotics. This could bethe case of somebody that has a throat infection or a pneumonia that's on antibiotics which will then attackthe bacteria that exists within the vagina andallow Gardnerella vaginalis to overgrow and cause bacterial vaginosis.
So we've touched a little bit on it here, but I wanna aw it out. So when we talk about the pathophysiology of a disease, we'retalking about the mechanism by which that disease occurs. Soorder to understandthe pathophysiology of bacterial vaginosis, we need to take a look at a sample of bacteria
that existsthe vagina. So I'll aw out someGardnerella vaginalis bacteria, and so I'll put this upour key. This is the symbol forGardnerella vaginalis. And I'll aw a few of them around here, but I also wanna show that there are a lot of other bacteriathat existthis sample. So if you really look at it here,
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They've been expected tomess with their hormones and gofor proceduresand take daily pills. Well, basically, all guyshave to do is to show up. It's not the most equitablesituationthe world. But the medical communityjust keeps answering sorry, there's just no similarprocedure for men. Except there is one. And it's been tested anefined for 30 years.
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I mean there's a littlesniping down there. But it's not much. So basically, the makes a pinholethe base of your scrotum. And then he reachesin with some forceps. And I can actually pictureall the dudes watching this clamping theirlegs together right now. Bear with me.
He reacheswiththe forceps and he pulls out the vas deferenstube and injects the Vasalgel into it. He then pushes the vein backin, BandAid over the hole, and you're good, just like that. Once it'stherewhat does Vasalgel doé Well, it's made upof two chemicals that mix together into apolymer and then thicken.
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