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Women douche for a variety of reasons, however, physicians do not recommend douching. Douching can change the vaginal flora, and make women more prone to vaginal infections. Health problems linked to douching include vaginal irritation, STDs, pelvic inflammatory disease, and vaginal irritation.

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