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Doctor warns tampon shortage may lead to increase in toxic shock syndrome

July 08, 2022

The nation's tampon shortage is causing some women to ration their supply. But, keeping a tampon in for too long comes with serious consequences. In this week's episode, I speak with Dr. Cameual Wright, an obstetrician-gynecologist and and the vice president and market chief medical officer at CareSource, who says even though times are difficult, it is critical to use tampons exactly as instructed. We also discuss alternative methods of protection available on the market.