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why do woman douche?,how do i douche?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Douching: Women douche as they believe it will keep their vagina cleaner. The vagina cleans itself. The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching.
Answered on Oct 21, 2015

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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None: Per cdc guidelines, douching should not be done-increases risks of vaginal infections.
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