By Ariana DiValentino, Apr 21, 2022

Anyone who recently had vaginal surgery, an abortion, or given birth should avoid using a menstrual cup for at least six weeks, Dr. Kecia Gaither, an OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine physician at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx told Insider. After six weeks, check in with your doctor before you resume or start using one. Dr. Gaither also cautioned folks with an IUD that a cup may not be for them, as it’s possible when removing your cup to accidentally pull on the IUD string and dislodge it.

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