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Are some people allergic to tampons?

Before Tampax® makes a product, the materials are thoroughly tested. But everyone is different, and a small number of people may be sensitive to materials that most people find ok.

Can tampons cause VD (venereal diseases/sexually transmitted diseases)?

No. Venereal diseases are caused by several varieties of microorganisms. These organisms aren't present in Tampax® tampons. Since the organisms aren't there, tampons can't cause venereal diseases.

Can you get AIDS from wearing a tampon?

No, you can't get AIDS from wearing a tampon. AIDS is caused by a virus that does not survive very well outside of the body. It can't be caught from toilet seats, swimming pools -- or unused tampons. The AIDS virus isn't spread through casual contact -- but through intimate contact with body fluids. It is spread through sexual relations and direct blood-to-blood contact, such as by sharing hypodermic needles.

Does the use of tampons cause ovarian cysts?

There's no evidence that the use of tampons has any relationship to the development of ovarian cysts.

Do tampons keep clots in the uterus?

Menstrual blood normally clots in the uterus and these clots usually dissolve before passing to the vagina. If a tampon is worn, the clots will either stick to or be absorbed by the tampon and removed when the tampon is taken out.

Is there any way to tell when you have ovulated? If your period comes two times in one month is another egg released? How often and why would your period come twice in one month?

Don’t think of your period as ‘once a month’. Think of it as a cycle that occurs every 21, 26, 28, 32… you fill in the number of days your cycle lasts. So if your cycle is less than 30 or 31 days you are bound to get two periods in one calendar month. For example, if your period is on a 26 day cycle, you could get your period on May 1st and then again on May 27th. If your cycle is shorter, it is even more likely that two periods may come in one month. Usually you ovulate 14 days before your period starts. I hope this clarifies this issue for you.

When is the best time to talk to your child about sex?

Why not start talking with her now? Let her know that she will be getting information in school, but you’d like to go over it with her first. Then, after she has the class in school, review the material with her. This should open up the lines of communication so that she will share other issues with you as well.

I am now experiencing my first period in over 13 months – since the birth of my daughter. I would like to know if it is safe to use tampons or if I should only use pads. Also, I would like to know if there are signs I should look out for that tell me I’m not ready for tampons yet.

If it is 13 months after the birth of your child, you should be able to use tampons again without any problems
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