A 29-year-old member asked:
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how common is douching in us?

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Dr. Guy VanDell
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: It's common but not good for most women, because it increases risk of vaginal infection. You kill off the good bacterial that lives in the vagina. I don't recommend it.
Answered on Mar 13, 2014
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