Dr. Dolhay Balázs

9. Body's Defences of the Vagina

Besides the multilayer epithelium and the acid mantle also the Doederlein bacillus (lactobacillus) maintains the local body's defences of the vagina. In a healthy vagina these are 1 million times more frequently present than those pathogenic germs waiting in standby positionThere are more microbes (monocellulars), viruses and fungi in our body than the number of our own somatic cells is.
The lactobacilli produce such a strong acid mantle from the sugar molecules in the vaginal wall, that the pathogenic germs cannot multiply.