Tampons cause disease in women?

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Tampons are associated with toxic shock:The entire mechanism of TSS is still not understood. Tampons do not cause TSS; staph-produced toxin does. Women can now compare tampon absorbencies, choosing the lowest level compatible with individual needs.





Rayon or rayon/cotton tampons may promote the production of TSS poison:A number of studies show that all-cotton tampons may promote poison production; the debate continues.





Tampons introduce bacteria into the vagina:Tampon use does not significantly alter the population of bacteria or yeast in the vagina.





Tampons promote yeast infections:There is a moderate association of deodorant tampons wih yeast in one study. Tampon use is not generally associated with yeast.





Tampons contain traces of dioxin:A chlorine-free bleaching process has eliminated dioxin from tampons.





Tampons cause vaginal ulceration:Proper choice of absorbency and appropriate use prevent this problem.





Tampons may be associated with endomitriosis:Limited information is available. Only one study suggests an association after use for more than fourteen years in women under 30.





Tampons may alter the size of the hymen:No criteria exist for whether a woman is a virgin or not. No baseline measurement of a girl’s hymen is made, and there is wide normal variation. A tampon could enlarge the opening of a girl with a small hymen, or a tampon inserted at a bad angle could change the hymen. No clinician can say for sure if “virginity is intact.” Tampons are recommended by clinicians to prepare for sexual activity and to facilitate pelvic exam.

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Katherine - posted on 11/26/2010

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Hmmm, something about sticking a once living animal inside me.....ewww.

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yea it was weird because a friend of mine and i were talking about the toxicity of tampons and she mentioned it to me....then i seen that! its the group mind in action :D

Katherine - posted on 11/25/2010

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We were talking about the Diva Cup. Did you see that in DM? Have you ever…(?)

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planned a vacation around your period
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avoided white pants for that one 'special' week of the month
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done a supplies hand-off with a girlfriend while the dates weren't looking
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cautiously tucked the telltale string into your bikini
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accidentally pulled a mystery object from your purse in front of a curious male audience
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scuttled to the washroom to survey the leak damage after a sudden 'surge'
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clogged your toilet with "flushable" feminine products
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left a party with a jacket tied around your waist...?

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