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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluation of hygienic douching on the vaginal microflora of female sex workers
Author: Amaral, R
Giraldo, PC
Goncalves, AK
Eleuterio, J
Santos-Pereira, S
Linhares, L
Passos, MRL
Abstract: To determine the frequency of abnormal vaginal flora and bacterial vaginosis (BV) in female sex workers (FSW) and the association between douching and vaginal microflora. imbalance, a cross-sectional study enrolled 94 users and 61 non-users of vaginal douching. The social-demographic and sexual profile of these women was obtained and their abnormal vaginal flora, BV, vaginal candidiasis, trichomoniasis and cytolitic vaginosis on blinded samples were identified by Gram stain. A stepwise multivariate, regression determined the risk of development of vaginal microflora. imbalance. Prevalence of abnormal flora, BV, candidiasis, trichomoniasis and cytolytic vaginosis in the entire FSW was 75.5%, 51.0%, 5.1%, 0.64% and 1.9%, respectively. There were no significant differences in these findings between users and non-users of vaginal douching. Regression analysis did not identify any increased risk for altered vaginal flora or BV in vaginal douche users. In conclusion, vaginal douching did not increase the rate of these alterations in FSW.
Subject: female sex workers
vaginal douching
vaginal microflora
bacterial vaginosis
vaginal candidiasis
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Royal Soc Medicine Press Ltd
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1258/095646207782212333
Date Issue: 2007
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