Factors Associated with Frequent Vaginal Douching Among Alternative School Youth

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      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.


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