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  1. Fulltext. Vaginal douching and adverse health effects : A meta-analysis.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    The meta-analysis described here reviewed the current literature on adverse health effects of vaginal douching.

    Methods

    Papers published in English from 1965 through 1995 were potentially eligible.

    Results

    One third of White women and two thirds of Black women of reproductive age reported douching regularly.

    Analyses indicated that vaginal douching increases the overall risk of pelvic inflammatory disease by 73% and the risky of ectopic pregnancy by 76%. Frequent douching was shown to be highly associated with pelvic inflammatory disease and modestly associated with cervical cancer.

    Conclusions

    Current literature suggests that frequent douching increases the risk of pelvic : Inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and, possibly, cervical cancer.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lavage, Vagin, Gestation ectopique, Tumeur maligne, Col utérus, Inflammation, Cavité pelvienne, Facteur risque, Femme, Homme, Métaanalyse, Hygiène, Appareil génital femelle, Gestation pathologie, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Col utérus pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Washing, Vagina, Ectopic pregnancy, Malignant tumor, Uterine cervix, Inflammation, Pelvic cavity, Risk factor, Woman, Human, Metaanalysis, Hygiene, Female genital system, Pregnancy disorders, Female genital diseases, Uterine cervix diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0447543

    Code Inist : 002B20C01. Création : 03/02/1998.