Feminine hygiene

Feminine hygiene

Feminine hygiene (also called menstrual products) is a term used to describe personal care products used by women during menstruation, vaginal discharge, and other bodily functions related to the vulva. Sanitary napkins (American English) / Sanitary towels (British English), tampons, menstrual cups, pantiliners and feminine wipes[1] are the major categories of feminine hygiene products.

In the 1930s, the term was used in the United States to refer instead to birth control.[2]

Product types

See also


  1. ^ http://www.rockline.co.uk/personal-care.php
  2. ^ Andrea Tone "Contraceptive consumers: gender and the political economy of birth control in the 1930s". Journal of Social History, Spring, 1996.