Ferment Radio

#24: Breaking the taboo around bacteria and vaginas (a conversation with Giulia Tomasello)

September 30, 2021 Aga Pokrywka Season 1 Episode 24
Ferment Radio
#24: Breaking the taboo around bacteria and vaginas (a conversation with Giulia Tomasello)
Show Notes

Vaginal flora consists largely of Lactobacillus. This particular type of bacteria can affect everything, from developing certain diseases to fighting infections, and from getting pregnant to having a miscarriage. If the vaginal microbiome is imbalanced, there’s a risk for developing vaginosis, a type of vaginal inflammation. Some sources say that 75% of people with a vagina will experience vaginosis at least once in their lifetime. Moreover, people from more disadvantaged groups are more likely to experience it. Why is then vaginal health still a taboo topic?
In this episode of Ferment Radio, we ask this and many other questions to Giulia Tomasello, a designer committed to innovating vaginal healthcare with biotechnology and interactive wearables.