2%) women had douched
during the preceding 24 hours, 91 (26.
women age 15 to 44 douched
regularly, compared with 37 percent a decade earlier.
After age 21, with increasing age, there was a decrease in the proportion of women who douched
Differences were also identified between contraceptive use groups: Higher proportions of injectable users than of oral contraceptive users reported having douched
The BV conversion rate among women who routinely douched
was 81 cases per 100 woman-years of follow-up, compared with 37 cases per 100 woman-years in nondouchers, said Dr.
He came and curetted me and douched
me without anaesthetic.
5% of 192 women who gave birth to preterm infants douched
during their pregnancy An increasing frequency of douching, however, did not increase the risk of preterm delivery.
1) In a clinic-based study conducted in Michigan, black women with no more than 13 years of education and women who douched
had significantly elevated odds of the condition, while those who had recently used hormonal contraceptives had reduced odds.
About one-third of the adolescents who douched
said they did so before coitus, while 49% douched
after coitus, the survey showed.
Hillier and her colleagues at the University of Washington in Seattle published a study in the November 1996 JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES showing that women who douched
at least monthly doubled their risk of vaginosis.