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Biodegradable pantyliners are not just good for nature.

Bacteria and microbes present in menstrual blood provide information about women’s gynaecological health.

Which is why a female founder’s startup in London has developed a new service which makes vaginal infections easier to detect while also enabling personalised treatment plans.

Customers buy a special screening kit and input their medical data online. After use, tampons are sent to a lab, where PCR technology is used to analyse menstrual blood for harmful bacteria.

Allowing fungal and sexually transmitted infections or inflammation to be detected and treated quickly. Difficulties in conception can also be deciphered; so too the likelihood of successful IVF treatment.

Similar services are already available in Berlin and the USA.

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