Natural Feminine Products Joplin MO

Since about half of reported TSS cases occur in women using tampons, it's wise to choose menstrual products that are least likely to contribute to it. TSS, which is caused by bacterial toxins, is a rare but potentially fatal disease.

Richard D Schooler, DO
(417) 623-8184
1020 Mc Intosh Cir Ste 202
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Cheryl Fogarty
(417) 347-8660
3103 McClelland Blvd
Joplin, MO
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1999
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Freeman Health Systems
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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David Dugger
(417) 627-8370
2817 Mcclelland Blvd
Joplin, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Christopher H Roberts, MD
(417) 624-1714
2817 Mc Clelland Blvd Ste 56
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Amy L. Warner
2817 McClelland Boulevard
Joplin, MO
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F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.6, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Dr.Angela Langer
(417) 347-2525
1532 W 32nd St # 301
Joplin, MO
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F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Freeman Health System
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jeffrey T Jones
(417) 627-8967
2631 Cunningham Ave
Joplin, MO
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jeffrey Turner Jones, MD
(417) 782-1600
2817 Mc Clelland Blvd Ste 52
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Freeman Hosp -East, Joplin, Mo; St Johns Reg Medctr, Joplin, Mo
Group Practice: Mercy Clinics

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Larry Keith Clark, MD
(417) 625-2300
3302 Mc Intosh Cir # 2
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.Hugh Lacey
(417) 624-2111
1905 W 32nd St # 306
Joplin, MO
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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By Anna Soref

For many women, choosing a monthly supply of menstrual products is a no-brainer—toss some tampons and pads into the shopping cart, and it’s on to the toothpaste aisle. But there may be more than meets the eye to these seemingly simple products.

Most conventional menstrual products contain synthetic fibers that may be a factor in toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Many of them also contain perfumes and other potentially harmful chemicals that may pose long-term health consequences. By learning how to choose these products carefully and use them properly, you can avoid health risks without sacrificing protection.

Ingredients matter

Of all the personal hygiene products, the tampon raises the most important health issues because it sits for hours surrounded by some of the female body’s most porous membranes. “The vagina absorbs quite readily,” says Dr. Philip M. Tierno, director of clinical microbiology and diagnostic immunology at New York University Medical Center. “When you put a chemical substance in the vagina, it’s in the bloodstream a half hour later.”

No wonder it’s important to know what’s in your tampons. And that should be as easy as reading the label, right? Well, not really. No one requires tampon manufacturers to list ingredients on their packages, so you need some savvy if you want to make wise choices.

Since about half of reported TSS cases occur in women using tampons, it’s wise to choose menstrual products that are least likely to contribute to it. TSS, which is caused by bacterial toxins, is a rare but potentially fatal disease. A lot of controversy exists over what it is about tampons that increases TSS risk, but two widely agreed-upon factors are the tampon’s absorbency and amount of time it is left in place. Another less clear factor may be the material from which the tampon is made. As a rule, most conventional tampons are made of rayon or a cotton/rayon blend. Rayon is a synthetic fiber made from wood pulp, and while it is more absorbent than cotton, Tierno claims it increases a woman’s risk of TSS. “Rayon provides a perfect chemical condition for production of staph [Staphylococcus aureus, the bacterium usually responsible for TSS],” says Tierno. And he asserts that not one case of TSS has resulted from a 100 percent cotton tampon.

Dioxin presents another reason to be concerned about the rayon or conventional cotton used in tampons. A byproduct from the chlorine used to bleach those fibers, dioxin is a probable carcinogen, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Until several years ago, conventional feminine protection manufacturers were using chlorine to bleach the wood pulp used in their products. Under pressure from the FDA, manufacturers abandoned this chlorine bleach and now use hydrogen peroxide or chlorine dioxide (a different agent from chlorine). But the FDA recently reported that traces of dioxin are still present in mainstream tampon products—even 100 percent cotton ones.

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