Vaginal douching practice in Turkish women: who is douching, and why?


Karaer A. , Avsar A., Ozkan O., Bayir B., Sayan K.

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY, cilt.45, ss.522-525, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1479-828x.2005.00490.x
  • Dergi Adı: AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.522-525

Özet

The aim of this study was to describe vaginal douching practices among women of reproductive age in Turkey, and to examine the association between this practice and adverse reproductive health consequences. Of the 524 participants, 58% reported vaginal douching at some time in their lives. The practice is primarily used for hygienic reasons and a majority used water alone and homemade solution. Using a multivariate model, only age (P = 0.05) and intrauterine device usage (P = 0.02) were associated with vaginal douching.