douche

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douche

1. a stream of water or air directed onto the body surface or into a body cavity, for cleansing or medical purposes
2. the application of such a stream of water or air
3. an instrument, such as a special syringe, for applying a douche
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The current study was planned to determine frequency and reasons of VD within the preceding year among Turkish women, and to define the relationship between VD practice and characteristics of women who douched.
Roughly 1/3 of black women said that they douched at least once a month, as did 11% of white and Mexican American women.
FOR centuries women have douched believing this will make them healthier but the opposite is often true.
Furthermore, 73% of the 57 women surveyed (all douched or had practiced douching at some point) said they had encouraged or would encourage the girl or girls they were parenting to douche, Richard Rupp, M.
People with such a complaint -- and faith -- douched themselves with the trickling, medicinal water.
Of 213 females who douched, 94 (44%) tested positive for bacterial vaginosis (BV) in this survey of 14- to 21-year-olds, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
5% of 192 women who gave birth to preterm infants douched during their pregnancy.