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Although many women douche to clean out or rinse the vagina, many healthcare providers do not recommend this process. Douching can disrupt the chemical balance within the vagina, possibly leading to bacterial infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, and even problems with fertility. Because the chemical balance of the vagina is highly sensitive, it is usually best to let the vagina clean itself.
(To read more, click Douche. This article takes a closer look at the possible safety concerns associated with douching, as well as information on how this process may even lead to life-threatening complications. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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