Contrary to beliefs, Staphylococcus aureus is not a sexually transmitted infection but vital for every woman’s private part, a medical doctor said on Monday.
“A certain amount of it should be there for that place to function well,’’ Dr Tochukwu Egwuonwu said in Lagos. Egwuonwu, who works with the Samaria Hospital, Ago, Lagos State, said that Staphylococcus aureus was a bacterium found in the human body.
“Some bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus is found everywhere in the human body. It will be good for people to know that; especially women.
The doctor said that the bacterium helped to balance the private part’s potential of hydrogen (ph).
“Once it is not balanced, that area will be infected,’’ she said.
According to the doctor, there are different species of Staphylococcus.
“The one that readily comes to people’s mind, maybe, because of the way it is advertised is Staphylococcus aureus,’’ she said.
She urged couples desiring to conceive to disregard jingles in public places announcing that Staphylococcus aureus was the reason they could not conceive.