Ovarian cancerВ is known as “silent killer”, because the symptoms of the disease appear too later.В In 2013 more than 20,000 women in the US were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and more than 14,000В died, according toВ theВ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This type of cancer is ranked as a forthВ biggest cancer killer.
A recent studyВ fromВ National Institute of Environmental Sciences foundВ a connection withВ ovarian cancerВ andВ the practice of squirting water or fluids into the vagina – douching. The harmful effects of this practiceВ was previously researched by other studies, which found connection toВ cervical cancer, reduced fertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, yeast infections and ectopic pregnancy.
вЂњWhile most doctors and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists strongly recommend that women do not douche, many women continue to douche because they falsely perceive douching to have positive health benefits, such as increased cleanliness.вЂќ – saidВ Joelle Brown, an epidemiology professor at the University of California, San Francisco.
The vagina has her cleaning system and there is no needВ ofВ douche,В says the experts.
There was a poll about douching made byВ Express.co.uk.В In the poll were askedВ 232 women with the question:В вЂњDo you regularly douche?вЂќ
- Yes, I thought it would be healthier вЂ“ 29%
- No, IвЂ™ve never done it вЂ“ 57%
- IвЂ™ve only done it once or twice вЂ“ 14%
The journalВ Epidemiology made a study ofВ 41,000 female participants betweenВ 35 and 74 years.В 150 participants had beenВ diagnosed with ovarian cancer and most of themВ had been douching regularly.