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A douche is a method of rinsing or cleaning out the vagina by squirting water or other solutions into it. Approximately 37 percent of American women between the ages of 15 and 44 do this regularly.
There are many reasons why some women choose to douche. For example, some women believe that doing so after sex can prevent pregnancy; however, this is untrue. Healthcare providers don't recommend it for cleaning the vagina, since it can make a woman more prone to bacterial infections or problems with getting pregnant. It is best to let the vagina clean itself, since the chemical balance of the vagina is highly sensitive.
(Click Douche to read the full eMedTV article on this topic. This article discusses more reasons why many women choose to douche, as well as some tips on how to properly clean the vagina. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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