"Dear Carol, can tampons give you cancer?!"
I asked my mom if it was OK to start using tampons. She said no because they can cause cancer. Is this true?
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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