We are excited to share a new patient website from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the leading organization of physicians dedicated to women's health.
While we are always here for you at Fair Oaks Women’s Health to answer your specific medical questions, ACOG's patient website is a reliable destination for general women's health information you can trust. You will find relatable, empowering, evidence-based health resources, backed by the everyday experiences of ob-gyns who have cared for millions of women.more
Use the Resource Trusted by Clinicians and Healthcare Practitioners Worldwide
Learn more about a medical condition and explore treatment options using UpToDate®, the same resource trusted by more than 1.9 million clinicians around the world. After you read the information in UpToDate, you will have the tools and the confidence to ask the right questions and have important conversations with your healthcare provider.
Access the FREE Beyond the Basics (English) patient content in UpToDate by simply typing a term or phrase in the search box. Look up your specific question — anything from a symptom you're concerned about to a condition or treatment you've been discussing with your healthcare provider.more
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A menstrual cup is a feminine hygiene product, used during your period. It is a small, flexible funnel-shaped device made of rubber or silicone that you insert into your vagina to collect and hold menstrual blood. The "disc" is a variation of the cup (kind of like a diaphragm with a pouch attached).
Cups (and discs) can hold more blood than other methods, leading many women to use them as an eco-friendly alternative to tampons. And depending on your flow, you might be able to wear a cup for up to 12 hours (4-12 hours is typical). This can help you sleep through the night on a heavy flow day.
Most cups are washable and reusable, making them ideal for any type of trip where taking and/or carrying pads or tampons might not be practical such as a camping trip. By reducing the use of disposable feminine products, using cups saves money and is good for the environment. Some cups (and discs) are promoted as being so soft as to allow for worry-free and comfortable sex during your period.
Cups vary in shape, size and texture. Some are softer and some are more firm. They...more