An estimated 20% to 40% of American women between ages 15 and 44 say they use a vaginal douche. Higher rates are seen in teens and.
Douching is also linked to vaginal infections and sexually transmitted infections ( STIs). Learn more about why women should not douche.
Learn what a douche is and whether it's a safe way to clean the vagina and eliminate vaginal odor.
Douching is the practice of washing or flushing the vagina with water or other fluids. Vaginal douches are available as prepackaged mixes, most commonly.