Has knowledge of the vaginal microbiome altered approaches to health and disease? [version 1; referees: 4 approved]
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Sixteen years ago, when we published the first molecular characterization of the vaginal microbiota, little did we know the vast numbers of species that would be detected in this niche. As exciting as these discoveries have been, what have they and more recent advances contributed to how vaginal health and disease are managed? This review provides a brief discussion of the potential, but so far limited, applications that have arisen from microbiome research. Calls for innovation have been made before but to little avail.