tampons

Menstruation

This Is How One Country Gave Free Menstrual Products to All Its Students

The Scottish government allocated £9.2 million to offer free sanitary products in schools and convinced other places in the UK to follow suit.
Siobhan Ball
4.16.19
116th Congress

The Office Supply Store in the House of Reps. Will Now Stock Tampons

With a record number of women in the 116th Congress, the House Administration Committee has started stocking menstrual products, which members of Congress can purchase with their federal allowances.
Marie Solis
2.13.19
News

Kotex Tampons Are Being Recalled After Reports of Them Unravelling Inside People's Vaginas

One type of Kotex tampon is being pulled from shelves after some customers had to seek medical attention.
Susan Rinkunas
12.13.18
periods

A Guide to Getting Into Menstrual Cups

The long-lasting, reusable blood funnels have a rabid fan base. Here's everything you need to know about using a tiny chalice for your periods.
Claire Lampen
11.28.18
Broadly

What It's Like Growing Up with the Belief that Tampons Take Virginity

As a teen, I felt stuck in a miserable balancing act: hiding tampons from my family or being shamed by friends for not using them.
Leila Ettachfini
7.27.18
periods

Organic Cotton Tampons Don't Protect You From Toxic Shock Syndrome

A new study challenges the idea that cotton tampons and menstrual cups are less risky than traditional tampons when it comes to TSS.
Susan Rinkunas
4.26.18
please stop

This Is What Happens When You Flush Things That Shouldn't Be Flushed

Condoms, tampons, and wet wipes belong in the trash can, people.
Jesse Hicks
9.13.17
Health

It's Been Almost 100 Years and Women Still Don't Have the Tampons We Deserve

From rubber belts to hymen hysteria, the history of tampons is a reflection of the uphill battle for women's rights.
Bethy Squires
8.18.17
Asking for a friend

What Happens if I Keep a Tampon in For Longer Than 8 Hours?

I mean, don't forget about it in there.
Jessie Gill
7.28.17
periods

Biodegradable Pads Are Almost Here

Scientists developed a thin pad that breaks down in weeks, not centuries.
Erene Stergiopoulos
5.17.17
Art

Duchamp's Urinal Is a Lot Funnier in Felt

Jenne Giles spins a urinal, a bunny, and a bloodied tampon out of traditional textiles.
Anna Marks
2.5.17
healthcare

College Kids Want Free Tampons for America

College campuses are leading the charge to provide tampons, pads, and other sanitary supplies to everyone, free of charge.
Garnet Henderson
1.25.17
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