Are menstrual cups associated with an increased risk of bacterial or yeast infections?
A. Please note The DivaCup has been cleared for marketing by the FDA and Health Canada. Menstrual cups have undergone rigorous reviews for over 30 years. These government bodies determine safety and efficacy. Consequently, they are a well-established, thoroughly reviewed feminine hygiene alternative. There is no evidence that menstrual cups increase the risk of yeast or bacterial infections, but we do suggest using The DivaWash (or a pH balanced soap), because it does not leave a residue. Soap residue can cause irritations. As for all gynecological concerns, we suggest you consult your physician.