All Women Use This, But It Doubles The Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

Many women don’t like their intimate
smell and are extremely embarrassed. For them, the vagina is a dirty
organ that must be cleaned with gels and other intimate soaps. But in
order to have a “good personal hygiene,” some women put their health at
risk and engage in practices that can lead to serious problems.
Douching, particularly, has been linked to the highest risk of ovarian
cancer.

Douching involves injecting water and other products for personal
hygiene inside the vagina, using a douche bag or other devices. This
practice was popular in ancient times, because it gave woman
contraceptive virtues, but science has proved the contrary.

Contrary to popular belief, the vagina is very clean. It is an organ
that cleans itself and is capable of protecting itself naturally against
bacteria and infections. This is the main function of the vaginal
flora, which is made up of many protective bacteria that promote local
immunity. In addition, the vagina has an adequate acidity (between 4 and
4.5), to prevent the development of bacteria that can cause mycoses.

The vagina does not need to be cleaned. Making regular douches and using
harsh products will not help to cleanse the intimate area, but rather
increase the risk of infections. In fact, douching disrupts the balance
of the vaginal flora and alters its ecosystem by eliminating bacteria,
which makes the vagina more susceptible to irritation, infections and
fungal infections.

This is a dangerous practice, aggressive and has even been linked to higher risks of ovarian cancer!

According to a study by researchers at the National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences and published in the Journal of
Epidemiology, douching multiples the risk of ovarian cancer. The results
of this study have emerged after years of research. The researchers
followed more than 41,654 women in the United States and Puerto Rico
between 2003 and 2009, aged 35 to 74 without breast cancer history, but
having sisters affected by the disease. The participants had filled
various questionnaires on their lifestyle, their health, their
fertility, but also on the type of personal hygiene (douching frequency,
use of talc …).

In 2014, researchers repeated the study and analyzed the medical data to
assess their impact on ovarian cancer. Result: out of the 41,654 women
who participated in the study, 154 developed ovarian cancer, and women
who were practicing douching 12 months before the start of the study
were 20% of diagnosed cases. This practice has been associated with risk
of cancer of the ovaries higher than 80%.

According Clarice R. Weinberg, the National Institute of Environmental
Health Science, no study had previously found a link between ovarian
cancer and douching. She also stressed that douching is unnecessary
since the vagina is able to clean itself, and that this practice
disturbs the natural balance of the vaginal flora, causing serious
infections.

The researchers also assessed the link between ovarian cancer and talc.
This product was used, a year before the study, with 12% of women
diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14% of those who had not developed
the disease. The researchers therefore concluded that there was no
significant link between ovarian cancer and the use of talc.

Given these scientific data, we can conclude that douching should be
avoided to prevent all kinds of infections, irritations and prevent
ovarian cancer.

TIPS FOR GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE

It is advisable to wash the external part of the vulva, using pure
water. Avoid venturing a little further inside your vagina and do not
use products labeled as “soft” and specially designed to clean this
intimate part. They contain chemicals that disrupt the ecosystem of the
vagina and can cause irritation.

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