A gynecologist at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital,Dr Jibril Abdullahi has advised women to avoid cleaning the vagina with soap and alum as such could do more harm than good.
He gave the advice against the backdrop of general understanding among women that it was the best way to keep the female genital tract healthy.
He said in addition that the vagina has a PH level that needs to be maintained between 3.5 and 4.5 in order to prevent the growth of unhealthy bacteria and maintain the growth of good bacteria.

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