More than 25 percent of young women in the U.S. douche regularly. Why ladies, why?!
Douching is believed to raise the risk of bacterial infections and cause pregnancy complications. Plus it’s just gross.
Thankfully, new research shows that it’s relatively easy to educate young women on the dangers of douching and convince them to give it up.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that three quick counseling sessions with young women at their clinic were enough to persuade nearly half to give up douching.
…One year into the study, 49 percent of the young women who received information on douching said they had not douched in the past 3 months.
Now if we could just do something about that creepy “vaginal cleansing film” we’d be all set.