17 Things Every Girl Must Know About Sanitary Pads

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Updated on 6 Sep, 2017 at 2:57 pm

It is all about waking up fresh in the morning and loving yourself much more than you can love anyone else.  Sanitary pad is one of the most private and obvious management opted by a girl during her monthly cycle. When you are on your periods, the day is most likely to start with sanitary pads. Been the most important female hygiene product every girl deserves to know few more things in this context. Have a look at some of the facts about this wipes, which you might be using for long but still not aware about it.

1. First menstrual pads were introduced in early 10th century in the Suda, when Hypatia throw a used menstrual napkin at an admirer, in order to discourage him.


2. Benjamin Franklin discovered a design pad for soldiers to save them with buckshot wound, which later came to be known as disposable menstrual pads.


3. In 1896, first commercially American disposal menstrual pad was created by Johnson & Johnson.


4. The company which produced menstrual pads was mostly into production of bandage, which would give them a rough idea on how to stop the blood just like what bandage did.


5. In olden days, women were allowed to put the exact price of the pads in a box, and then take the box of pad from the counter itself without speaking.


6. Material used in making sanitary pads was changed after 1980 as the material was not much absorbent and leakage was the major problem.


7. Many of the pads producing company came out with an idea of introducing the pattern of wings and using products such as Sphagnum and polyacrylate superabsorbent gel often derived from petroleum.


8. In underdeveloped countries, reusable pads were used to collect menstrual blood and rags, soil or mud were used to collect menstruating flow.


9. Many of the people who experience urinary incontinence use menstrual pads to manage the bladder leaks.


10. Cloth pads are still used by many women due to health reasons as commercial and panty liners have proved to use synthetic material which affects the health suffocating the area too.


11. Women using synthetic and plastic created pads are most likely to contract fungal infections.


12. Every year few girls around the world die due to using same pad for the whole day. The chemicals used in Ultra napkins convert the liquids into gel thus leading to cancer in uterus or bladder.


13. A pad should be changed after five hours, as after this period of time blood is likely to turn green and the fungus formed easily enters the uterus leading to infection.


14. When a research centre from Korea worked on knowing the chemicals used in making synthetic menstrual napkins, they came out with list which includes polypropylene, polyacrylates, surfactants, plastic and chlorine-bleached wood pulp or even recycled paper.


15. The producers of these sanitary pads are not allowed to disclose the exact ingredients used in making of sanitary pads as they are termed to be “medical devices”.


16. Flushing a sanitary pad can lead to blockage and hence disposing used pads should always be a prior concern. Wrap it with a paper and then dispose it.


17. The white colour of the pad is attained after bleaching the pad with chlorine which results in dioxin, which is responsible for major health issues in women.