By Lauren Gruber, June 16, 2021
Vaginal detoxes are unnecessary because the vagina can generally clean itself, Kecia Gaither, M.D., an ob-gyn, maternal-fetal medicine specialist, and the director of perinatal services for NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, tells SELF. The vagina’s environment contains healthy bacteria and an acidic pH, which help protect it from unhealthy bacteria, viruses, and other sources of infection, she says. The vagina also cleanses itself regularly by producing discharge.
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