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Study links douche use to ovarian cancer

Women who douche are nearly twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer compared to women who don’t douche, according to a study published in the journal Epidemiology. Douching has had a bad rap for years. Studies have linked such vaginal washing with a device to yeast infections, pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancies, and other research has implied a link between douching and cervical cancer, reduced fertility, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The latest study, conducted by researchers with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, is the first to link douching to ovarian cancer. The study tracked more ... Read More