March 7, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
In this seminar, Dr. Fortenberry will summarize methodologic issues in conducting a prospective study of the penis microbiome among 14-17 year old adolescents. The microbiota of the coronal sulcus and urethra will be described, along with potential interactions of the penis microbiota with urethritis, Chlamydia infections and other STI. The overall objective is to develop a new paradigm for understanding the developmental sexual health of young men.