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Menstrual Cups & Endometriosis

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Published on Jul 27, 2009

The use of menstrual cups (The Instead® Softcup®, The Keeper, The Mooncup, Lunette, Diva™ Cup) seems likely to increase the risk of endometriosis. This video explains that risk for users - a risk the US FDA has called "plausible." Currently, none of menstrual cups warn users about endometriosis. Dr. Armand Lione of Associated Pharmacologists & Toxicologists explains these concerns. For more information, visit: www.assocpharmtox.org.
If you've used a menstrual cup and developed endometriosis (or other complications from retained menstrual fluids), here's info on documenting your experience and submitting it to the FDA:
The MedWatch Consumer Voluntary Reporting (Form FDA 3500b)
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA...
If you have a doctor who would like to also submit documentation on your case, there's a more complicated form:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/Ho...
These are the reports that can prompt the FDA to evaluate the safety of Menstrual Cups. These reports can also provide the legal base for a class action to claim damages against the companies producing menstrual cups.

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