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Pediatrician knowledge of tampon safety is low

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.