Vaginal products popular, some linked to infections

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Two thirds of women in a new U.S. study reported regularly using cleansers, lubricants or petroleum jelly intravaginally – and some of the products were linked to a higher chance of common vaginal infections. Those mundane yeast and bacterial infections, and the inserted products themselves, can damage vaginal tissue and raise a woman’s susceptibility to sexually transmitted diseases, such as herpes, chlamydia and HIV, researchers said. …
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