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Could douching after sex prevent sexually transmitted infections (stis)?

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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It can actually cause the infection to be pushed further into the uterus and tubes causing pelvic inflammatory disease.
Answered on Feb 25, 2012

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