A 33-year-old member asked:
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is douching safe for women?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: If not done too frequently and with harsh materials. Water alone can do the trick for most women.
Answered on Aug 23, 2020
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Carries risks: The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching.
Answered on Mar 7, 2018

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Probably not: The vagina is self=cleaning and there is very little need for regular douching. Plain water is adequate for washing the vagina. Many studies show th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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 re ... Read More
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Dr. Joseph Woods
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Likely yes.: This helps clean things out, and as long as other things, like showers are done should be no trouble as long as it is done correctly, according to ins ... Read More

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