In the past, women used tampons wave and even curled paper. The first commercial pads appear in 1930, women use up to 12,000 products for intimate hygiene for your entire life. Is there a better choice?
While menstruation is completely normal biological process, it is often taboo. The menstrual cycle starts every 28 days and lasts from puberty to menopause. Every month, in response to the hormones progesterone and estrogen, the lining of the uterus grows in preparation for pregnancy. If not happen pregnancy, progesterone levels fall and the lining begins to separate. Menstrual blood is a combination of this uterine lining and arterial blood from the uterus. During menstruation to lose between 30 and 90 ml of liquid and 81% of women using a swab having a general method for the absorption of that blood. In most cases, in combination with sanitary napkins. Tampons have been manufactured from materials having absorbent properties, such as cotton and rayon. These materials also provide a medium suitable for the growth of staphylococci, which may lead to rare but potentially fatal disease known as “toxic shock syndrome”.
Since the menstrual blood “added” neutralizing protein in the vagina, which usually has higher levels of acidity, its ability to kill bacteria is reduced.
In 1983, the Centers for Control and Disease Preval have registered more than 2200 cases of toxic shock syndrome, but by 1997 this figure melts to only 5 cases. This is due to increased awareness of the use of tampons, including the knowledge that they must be replaced at least every 8 hours.
It is important to bear in mind that the use of tampons can cause vaginal dryness and cracking, which can increase the risk of infections.