Key clinical point: U.S. pediatricians have low knowledge of and willingness to discuss proper tampon use and safety with adolescent patients.
Major finding: 35% of U.S. pediatricians reported they very often/almost always discuss how long to wear a tampon before removing it.
Study details: The findings are based on a survey of 462 U.S. pediatricians who responded to a 53-question online survey.
Disclosures: The study did not use external funding, and the authors reported no relevant financial disclosures.
REPORTING FROM PAS 2019