There are a number of period products that a person can use to manage their period. This includes tampons. Some people prefer to use tampons as they:
- can’t feel them in their underwear
- make it more comfortable to be active and play sport
- can be worn while swimming
- are smaller and more discreet to carry around
While tampons may be a little trickier to use than pads, it is important that your child knows that tampons are an option for managing their period. Your child may start by using pads. Then, as they get more comfortable with their period, they may progress to using tampons.
Not everyone will be able to use a tampon. That is OK. However, it is important to provide people with disability with education about period product options so they can make a decision about which product they would like to use. For more information on these different options go to Period Product Options.