In this episode we discuss douching. We explore the history, the current practice and the impact of douching. We also hear from our friend and nurse midwife, Missy Saftner about the harmful effects of douching.
We’ll cut to the chase and give you the big takeaway: douching is bad for vaginas. Your vagina isn’t supposed to smell like flowers. If you notice that your scent has changed, see your provider. Douching only covers your scent, it is important to figure out the root cause.
Here are the articles we discuss in this episode. Check them out.
- Why Douching Won’t Die by Julie Morse from the Atlantic
- Vaginal Douching: Evidence for Risks or Benefits to Women's Health by Jenny Martino and Seth Vermund in Epidemiological Reviews
- Douching Fact Sheet by Womenshealth.gov
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