Table 2

Associations between vaginal douching, endometrial infection with BV-associated organisms1 and endometritis in the PEACH study

Histologically confirmed endometritis
Douching <2 times /month
RR (95% CI)
Douching ≥2 times/month
RR (95% CI)
Endometrial infection with one or more BV-associated organisms*
 Yes1.36 (1.07 to 1.71)1.622 (0.91 to 2.61)
Endometrial infection with all four BV-associated organisms*
 Yes1.53 (1.07 to 2.17)1.93 (0.97 to 3.82)
  • *BV-associated organisms: Atopobium vaginae, BVAB1, Sneathia amnionii, or Sneathia sanguinegens.

  • BV, bacterial vaginosis; PEACH, PID Evaluation and Clinical Health; RR, relative risk.