Californian model Lauren Wasser was 24 years old when in 2012 she was contaminated with the ‘toxic shock’ syndrome (TSS), a disorder caused by a bacterial toxin in direct connection with the use of tampons. The disease led doctors to amputate her leg, after which the girl sued the company that manufactured the intimate hygiene product. Five years later, on the verge of turning 30, the actress and activist also announced in an interview with InStyle that “inevitably” she will lose the second leg shortly.

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