I have been a super plus tampon user ever since I started my period in 7th grade (I am 27 now) and, even then, I was changing them every 3 hours or so. I discovered Softcup about 2 years ago and even though I experience some leakage, it is SO much better than a tampon.
Signs of the new school year approaching are everywhere, with stores stocked full of school supplies and back-to-school sales advertisements galore. As a kid, I remember the excitement that would come with shopping for school supplies - new notebooks, markers, pencils, rulers, etc. As a parent, it is still fun, but our list goes beyond that of classroom supplies.
Here’s one for you trivia buffs out there in Softcup land! Which of these diseases is the most common curable cause of sexually transmitted infection (STI): chlamydia, gonorrhea or trichomoniasis?
What do Shannon Miller, the most decorated female gymnast in U.S. history, Dinah Shore, a well-known singer and actress from the 70’s, Rosie O’Donnell, an often controversial comedian and actress, and Coretta Scott King, activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr., have in common? At first glance, this appears to be a very odd crew of celebrities from completely different walks of society. Nonetheless, these ladies all share the diagnosis of ovarian cancer.
For something that happens on a monthly basis for several decades of our lives, women rarely talk about menstruation. The things we associate with periods—leaks, stains, cramps, PMS—aren’t always easy to deal with or discuss. The most embarrassing or uncomfortable questions are often reserved for friends or doctors, but finding the time or moment for that conversation can be difficult, as well.
Now that we have been introduced to menopause in last month's article, we need to answer the question of how to manage the symptoms.
There are different methods of treatment that can be used. Here is a short list that I have come up with:
My first encounter with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) was as a 2nd year resident. I was on call that night and was called by the ER about an admission. It was a 17 year-old girl who was being admitted to the intensive care unit with the diagnosis of TSS.She fit the classic picture of menstrual TSS. Her history was as follows: She was a previously healthy girl who was on her period and was a tampon user. The day prior to her admission she started to feel ill, and then her condition rapidly deteriorated.