Hard to believe since menstruation is nothing new, but until recently women have been left to fend for themselves to figure out how to deal with the practical issues presented by their monthly flow. That is, what to do with the blood. From scraps of rags to natural materials such as sea sponges, women (and some creative men) have devised a number of ways to handle menstruation.
Currently there are a variety of femcare products from which women can choose: pads, liners, tampons, and menstrual cups
. When you consider there are still places on the planet where young girls and women must isolate themselves during menstruation due to religious standards or cultural norms, the array of femcare products to which most women have easy access throughout the world have truly had a liberating effect.
A number of
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