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Should a young girl just starting her period wear a tampon? if not, why?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Pad - simpler: I don't believe there is a right or wrong answer to this. My own thought is that dealing with all the body changes that go with puberty & dealing with the first menstrual period is confusing enough without having to learn to insert a tampon. I think a pad is simpler to start out with.

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