Vaginal douching, bacterial vaginosis, and spontaneous preterm birth.

  title={Vaginal douching, bacterial vaginosis, and spontaneous preterm birth.},
  author={M L Luong and Michael D. Libman and Mourad Dahhou and Moy Fong Chen and Susan R. Kahn and L. R. Goulet and Louise S{\'e}guin and John E. Lydon and Helen M McNamara and Robert W. Platt and Michael S Kramer},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC},
  volume={32 4},
OBJECTIVE Vaginal douching and bacterial vaginosis (BV) are independently associated with spontaneous preterm birth. Because the interrelationships among these variables remain unclear, we sought to examine the associations in a prospective study. METHODS We conducted a nested case-control study within a prospectively recruited cohort of pregnant women. We prospectively collected demographic and health status data, data on pre-pregnancy vaginal douching, vaginal smears for bacterial vaginosis… CONTINUE READING


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