Tampons are one of the most popular options for women, but there are many downsides to using tampons.

Did you know that a typical woman will menstruate approximately 440 times throughout her life? No one likes when Aunt Flo comes to town, and tampons can one of the most convenient and easy-to-access options that you have to get you through, but that doesn’t mean that they are good for you. Unfortunately, recent studies have shown that there are many downsides to using tampons, and our OBYN in Bradenton has come up with this list of a few of them:

#1. Toxic Shock Syndrome

If you do not properly care for yourself while using tampons or you use them for too long, you could get toxic shock syndrome. Toxic shock syndrome is basically a complication of some types of bacteria infections, and it is life-threatening.  Toxic shock syndrome is very rare, but there is a reason why it is has been associated with superabsorbent tampons.

#2. Price

Not only do tampons put you at risk for toxic shock syndrome, they can also be pricey! The average woman will use 9,120 tampons throughout her life, and at around seven dollars a box, that can really add up!

#3. Environmental Concerns

If you are worried about the environment, tampons may not be the best option for you. According to the book, Flow: The Cultural History of Menstruation, a typical woman will produce 62,415 pounds fo garbage due to her period alone!

Are you looking for a good alternative to tampons? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.