Intimate hygiene for women: expert practice points


  • Ashwini Bhalerao Gandhi Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, P. D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Nina Madnani Department of Dermatology, P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and MRC, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Vidya Thobbi Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Al-Ameen Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bijapur, Karnataka, India
  • Priya Vora Director, Dr. Vora’s Maternity and Gynecological Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Shobhit Seth Department of Medical Affairs, Integrace Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Poonam Shah Department of Medical Affairs, Integrace Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



Intimate hygiene, Vulvovaginal infections, Menstrual care, Vaginal cleansing


Intimate hygiene is an important health aspect of females in day-to-day life. The practices of intimate hygiene vary widely around the globe due to cultural and religious beliefs. Currently, professional recommendations are limited in advising the optimal hygiene practices. Inappropriate practices can be concerning with the possibility of the development of infectious complications. Regular use of hygiene practices can improve overall health and boost self-confidence in females. In this review, we provided our expert suggestions on the importance and standard practices that can be adopted by females worldwide for adequate and effective intimate hygiene.


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