A total of 28(8.2%) women had douched during the preceding 24 hours, 91 (26.5%) reported VD in the preceding 12 months, 46(51.6%) had begun VD before the age of 18 and the mean of the first initiation of VD was 17.95.3 (range: 7-36).
According to earlier studies from Turkey, the corresponding rate was 80.7% in Diyarbakir,17 58% in Ankara,19 47.2% in Izmir,2 51.4% in Erzurum1 and 51.6% in Izmir,16 38.6% in Ordu.15 In Antalya, Turkey, 54% women stated that they had practised VD at least once in the preceding 3 months.18 A study among African-American adolescent females demonstrated that 42.5% women had ever douched, 29% reported it in the preceding 90 days.5
After age 21, with increasing age, there was a decrease in the proportion of women who douched
. Frequent douching, defined as weekly or more frequently, was not associated with complaints of vaginal itching, discharge, pain, or soreness.
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.(1) A few days later Sarah Robins was dead.
A survey of 812 women showed that 3.5% 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.
Among the 28 percent of the study participants who reported having had more than six sexual partners in their lifetime, those who douched
frequently showed only double the cervical cancer risk of those who did not, he says.