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Yes, you can use a tampon if you have an IUD (intrauterine device). When the IUD is placed, it is guided through your vagina and cervix and then into the uterus. The IUD stays in the uterus—not in the vagina, where a tampon is used.

See Long-Acting Reversible Contraception to learn more about the IUD.

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Published: October 2020

Last reviewed: October 2020