Douching in relation to bacterial vaginosis, lactobacilli, and facultative bacteria in the vagina.

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OBJECTIVE To study how frequency, recentness, and reason for douching impact bacterial vaginosis-related vaginal microflora and the occurrence of cervical pathogens. Douching has been linked to bacterial vaginosis as well as to chlamydial cervicitis in some, but not all, studies. METHODS A total of 1200 women at high risk for sexually transmitted… (More)

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@article{Ness2002DouchingIR, title={Douching in relation to bacterial vaginosis, lactobacilli, and facultative bacteria in the vagina.}, author={Roberta B. Ness and Sharon Louise Hillier and Holly Elizabeth Richter and David E. Soper and Carol A Stamm and James McGregor and Debra C Bass and Richard L. Sweet and Peter Rice}, journal={Obstetrics and gynecology}, year={2002}, volume={100 4}, pages={765} }