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"Dear Carol, can tampons give you cancer?!"

Dear Carol,

I asked my mom if it was OK to start using tampons. She said no because they can cause cancer. Is this true?

- Tampons

Dear Tampons,
No. Tampons do not cause cancer. Millions and millions of women have been using them every month for decades. If you like, you can try a slender kind for younger women or buy organic tampons. Pads and liners work, too—but in the summer, if you want to go swimming or hang out by a lake or ocean, tampons are very practical. Perhaps your nurse or doctor can talk to you and your mom about this?

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by Dear Carol | 6/7/2018
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