A 43-year-old member asked:
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how young is too young for tampons?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Tampons/ pads: There isn't technically a minimum age to use a tampon. However, i would ensure that the girl is responsible enough to regularly change a tampon. If she isn't then a pad is the safest bet.
Answered on Jun 7, 2019
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Not necessarily: The girl in question needs to be responsible enough to change the tampon regularly. That is the main pre-requisite.
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No: As long as the 13 year old is responsible enough to regularly change the tampon that is ok.
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