The aim of this study was to examine factors related to frequent douching among a predominantly black and Hispanic alternative school population. It was observed that although Hispanic females were more likely to douche weekly compared with black females (30% vs. 13%), monthly douching was associated with black ethnicity, beliefs related to the therapeutic value of douching, perceived partner expectations, having female relatives who douched, and pregnancy history.
- Alternative schools
- At-risk youth
- Vaginal douching
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health