PubMed: Effects of Hemp Sanitary Pads on the Vaginal Microecology

PubMed: Effects of Hemp Sanitary Pads on the Vaginal Microecology

Comput Math Methods Med. 2022 Oct 13;2022:4435722. doi: 10.1155/2022/4435722. eCollection 2022.

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of hemp cotton sanitary pads on the vaginal microecology.

METHODS: A randomized controlled field trial was used to recruit 1002 community-based women of childbearing age. The women were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. The experimental group used hemp cotton sanitary pads, while the control group used two types of cotton sanitary randomly chosen from the top five sanitary pads in terms of market share in China. The vaginal microecology was compared between the two groups after three months.

RESULTS: According to the vaginal microecologic examination results at baseline, 1002 women were included in 3 groups: normal vaginal microecologic, vaginal microecological disorders, and suspected vaginal infections. The number of patients in three groups were 39 (3.9%), 652 (65.1%), and 311 (31%), respectively. Three months later, the vaginal microecologic status and vaginal pH value of the suspected vaginal infection group were not significantly different between the experimental group and control group. The experimental group outperformed the control group with respect to vaginal cleanliness and vaginal microecology status in the women without a vaginal infection (normal vaginal microecology or microecological disorders group). The rate of abnormal cleanliness in the experimental group was lower than the control group (31.95% [108/338] vs. 43.62% [154/353]). The incidence of suspected vaginitis in the experimental group was lower than the control group (15.29% [51/338] vs. 23.51% [83/353]).

CONCLUSION: For women without vaginal inflammation, the use of hemp cotton sanitary pads during menstruation can help maintain the balance of the vaginal microecology to prevent reproductive tract infections.

PMID:36277007 | PMC:PMC9584691 | DOI:10.1155/2022/4435722

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