Genital HPV linked to vaginal douching
Women who reported vaginal douching within the previous 6 months showed a greater risk for genital HPV, according to a study of national survey data. Although douching raised women’s risk for all HPV types by approximately 25 percent, the chance of infection with high-risk HPV types was further increased by 40 percent, according to Thanh Cong Bui, doctorate in public health, M.D., instructor in the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s behavioral science department, and colleagues.
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