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J Adolesc Health. 2007 Nov;41(5):509-12. Epub 2007 Sep 4.

Factors associated with frequent vaginal douching among alternative school youth.

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Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. Christine.Markham@uth.tmc.edu

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine factors related to frequent douching among a predominantly black and Hispanic alternative school population. It was observed that although Hispanic females were more likely to douche weekly compared with black females (30% vs. 13%), monthly douching was associated with black ethnicity, beliefs related to the therapeutic value of douching, perceived partner expectations, having female relatives who douched, and pregnancy history.

PMID:
17950172
PMCID:
PMC2083649
DOI:
10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.05.022
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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