Menstrual Cup

A menstrual cup is a tool that, unlike a sanitary pad, doesn’t absorb but collects menstrual fluid. Generally, it’s two inches long and made from a medical-grade, soft silicone or rubber. It’s also reusable. Some ladies who don’t want the hassle of changing pads every few hours prefer menstrual cups as the cup can be […]

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Tampon

Similar to a sanitary pad, a tampon is a product designed to absorb menstrual flow. Cylindrical in shape, tampons are made from rayon and/or cotton and inserted into the vagina through the vaginal opening. The tampon has a string affixed at one end, which remains visible even after the tampon is inserted into the vagina. […]

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Sanitary Pad

Also called sanitary napkins, sanitary towels, or menstrual pads, sanitary pads are thin pads designed to absorb vaginal fluid during menstruation. These are available in a variety of shapes and thickness, with capacities differing to bear light or heavy menstrual bleeding. The materials across pads vary too – for instance, cotton or plastic netted. Some […]

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Menstruation

Also called menses or period, menstruation refers to vaginal bleeding in women and adolescent girls. This bleeding is due to shedding of the endometrium or uterine lining and is the last phase of the menstrual cycle. In other words, the tissue and blood exiting the body aren’t required anymore. Generally, the uterine lining thickens every […]

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Menstrual Cycle

Menstrual cycle is a biological process during which a woman’s body undergoes a series of hormonal changes to prepare for a possible pregnancy. It starts on the first day of a period and ends on the day prior to the next period. The average menstrual cycle period is 28 days. In adults, the cycle could […]

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