We analyzed more than 3300 swabs in this first phase of our research. Every woman has her own unique vaginal microbiome composition. In order to be able to present this large amount of information in a clear manner, the researchers chose to focus on the eight most common bacteria in all Isala participants.

Each woman was classified by the researchers into one of these eight types, which means that this bacterium is the most common in the analyzed swab. Of course, many more strains and species were found than these eight bacteria, we therefore group them in the group ‘other bacteria’ in this phase.

By clicking on one of the bacteria on this page, you can read much more details. Are you curious about more general background to the first results of Isala? Then you should read more here.