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29 Jan 2004

Query re: tampons for 13 year old
Hi there. A friends' child has recently started her period. (13 yrs old) She does water polo, and therefore does not want to use a sanitary pad. At what age can one start using tampons from? Are they safe for young girls? Pls help, as her mother is at a loss. Tks
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Teen expert
Teen health expert

01 Jan 0001

Hi Cat

You can use tampons with your first periods. There is now great new tampons for beginners. They come with the small Leigh-letts tampons in a green packet. They come in small little holders with lubrication. This helps for first time users because it is a bit moist and this makes it easier to insert.

It is safe and hygienic to use tampons.

Good luck
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