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Our evidence-based analysis on menstrual cups features 2 unique references to scientific papers.

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The Human Effect Matrix summarizes human studies to tell you what effects Menstrual Cups has on your body, how much evidence there is, and how strong these effects are.

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
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Outcome Magnitude of effect
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A total of 4 studies (n=293) compared menstrual cups to usual products (tampons and/or pads) for the outcome of leakage. In 3 studies, leakage with menstrual cups was reported as similar to that of usual products, while 1 study reported less leakage with menstrual cups. There are 7 studies (n=934) using currently available menstrual cups in which leakage is reported as a proportion of users. The proportion ranged from 2% to 12%.

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Things to Note

Also Known As

cervical disc, cervical cup

Do Not Confuse With

tampon

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