Table 3

Vaginal products mentioned among female participants performing vaginal hygiene, Paramaribo, Suriname, 2009–2010

Vaginal product (scientific names if applicable)Maroon ethnicity (n=112)Creole ethnicity (n=109)Other ethnicities* (n=158)
Almond leaves (Terminalia catappa)131
Andoya (Campomanesia aromatica)611
Blaka masusa010
Blaka uma052
Broko pie (Bellucia grossularioides)110
Dettol044
Djamu (Syzygium cumini)940
Douche gel001
Dram (alcohol)010
Eggs010
Eva products010
Faya lobi (Ixora coccinea) 200
Feififinga wiwiri110
Guave (Psidium guajava) 320
Intimate wash products035
Kill somebody (Dimorphandra conjugata) 1341
Lactacyd2920
Manjablad (Mango leaves)493
Odany jewa003
Paraklem410
Pedreku112
Pikin bë (Vismia Vand. sp)7514
Redikatun (Gossypium barbadense)4166
Suku trobi730
Twigs001
Uma anesi412
Unknown leaves1366
Vagisil010
Vinegar2915
Wasduku (Clidemia capitellata)913
Water293576
Yarakopie231
Yoghurt001
  • *Hindustani, Javanese and mixed race ethnicity.