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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluation Of Hygienic Douching On The Vaginal Microflora Of Female Sex Workers.
Author: Amaral, Rose
Giraldo, Paulo C
Gonçalves, Ana Katherine
Junior, José-Eleutério
Santos-Pereira, Silvio
Linhares, Iara
Passos, Mauro R L
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: Adult
Candidiasis, Vulvovaginal
Cross-sectional Studies
Multivariate Analysis
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Sexual Behavior
Socioeconomic Factors
Trichomonas Vaginitis
Vaginal Douching
Vaginosis, Bacterial
Citation: International Journal Of Std & Aids. v. 18, n. 11, p. 770-3, 2007-Nov.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1258/095646207782212333
Date Issue: 2007
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