Vaginal Health - Bacteria

There are numerous bacteria inside the vagina and most are there to protect it. Good bacteria (called lactobacilli) inside the vagina should flourish and outnumber potentially harmful bacteria, keeping the vagina's pH balance at a healthy level. A healthy vagina can produce lactobacilli and bacteriocins (naturally occurring antibiotics) that protect the vagina and help to reduce the occurrence of harmful bacteria in the vagina.