Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-316-4

Chapter 20 - Urogenital and Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Self Quiz - Page 648: 3



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The following are true about the normal microflora found in the urogenital system: Females of childbearing age normally bear vaginal lactobacilli that produce an acidic pH that inhibits the growth of most other types of microbes; In males, except for the last third of the urethra, the genital tract lacks a normal microflora and is sterile; and In both sexes, all parts of the urinary tract are normally sterile except for the portion of the urethra nearest its opening.
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