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Can 12 year olds use tampons

Can 12 Year Olds Use Tampons?

Question: Can my 11 almost 12 year old daughter use tampons for swimming? She has just started getting her periods be her 5th or 6th one when we are away overseas. I would hate for her to miss out on all the resort pool activities. she is due around the time we are their? Thanks concerned mum

Dr. Farah Kroman: Yes, tampons can be used from the first period, as soon as the tampon user is comfortable with this. Make sure your daughter reads and understands the instructions and changes the tampons every 3-4 hours, earlier if they fill up or at a maximum of 8 hrs. Have a great holiday!