AUSTIN, Texas--()--AccAssociates, a developer of applications for both iPhone and Android, announced today it will now be offering its intuitive Tampon Minder phone app FREE of charge. The move is being made to incentivize more women to become aware of the potential risks of tampon use and to help significantly reduce the chances of developing toxic shock syndrome. Leaving tampons in for more than the manufacturer’s recommended duration can cause serious health issues including death. And while fairly rare, OB/GYNs and emergency room doctors do see women in dire circumstances due to tampons being left in too long. The now free app has been selling for $2.99 since it was launched in January of 2013.
“We feel so strongly about this issue and the ability of this app to help women live healthier lives that we have decided to give it away – absolutely free.”
Tampon Minder is a tool that keeps women informed and in control of their tampon placement. This simple and intuitive app is vastly superior to similarly related product offerings because of the unique way it maintains two-way communication with women while on their menstrual cycle. To use, women start by selecting the number of days their cycle usually lasts. The app will then monitor and interact with them through the duration of their complete cycle ensuring they don’t forget to remove or replace a tampon.
“Toxic Shock is serious business and this issue is not limited to young women who have just begun to menstruate,” said Jason Gooch, MD, a board-certified OB/GYN in Austin, Texas. “It really is very important for all women to be aware of tampon placement times and an app like Tampon Minder is a great way to help them do so. I would recommend this to my patients.”
“The positive response we have received since launching the Tampon Minder application has been truly amazing,” said Cesar Jimenez Lithgow, creator of the Tampon Minder App. “We feel so strongly about this issue and the ability of this app to help women live healthier lives that we have decided to give it away – absolutely free.”
Tampon Minder’s features include a discrete timer with options for sound messages and/or images, a snooze button to delay action until a more opportune time, and a night mode to keep monitoring with no sound. It also keeps complete monthly cycle stats, days in cycle, tampons used, average time between changes and more.
To find out more visit: www.tamponminder.com.
A powerful testimonial for this app can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaaIYcnBFs4.