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Doushing

Were you looking for information about Douching? Doushing is a common misspelling of douching.
Douching is a common practice among many women in the United States. Some of the reasons women douche is to rinse away blood after a menstrual cycle, reduce odors, or wash away semen to prevent pregnancy. This method involves squirting water or other solutions (such as vinegar, baking soda, or other douching solutions) into the vagina. Although this practice may help to clean the vagina, many healthcare providers do not recommend it, as it can disrupt the delicate chemical balance in the vagina. This imbalance can lead to several problems, such as bacterial infections.
(For the complete eMedTV article, click Douching. This article offers an in-depth look at what is involved in douching and information on why this method may not be safe. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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