Read ads for Pond
medical tampons, 1910, U.S.A.; a food menu with tampons
on the course (a medical joke in 1897); and
mentioned in American newspapers, 1894-1921.
menstrual hygiene companies made for girls,
women and teachers - patent
medicine - a list
of books and articles about menstruation - videos
See a Kotex ad
advertising a Marjorie May booklet.
See many more similar booklets.
See ads for
menarche-education booklets: Marjorie May's Twelfth
Birthday (Kotex, 1932), Tampax tampons (1970,
with Susan Dey), Personal
Products (1955, with Carol Lynley),
and German o.b.
tampons (lower ad, 1981)
And read Lynn Peril's series about
these and similar booklets!
Read the full text of the 1935 Canadian edition
of Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, probably
identical to the American edition.
More ads for teens (see also introductory page
for teenage advertising): Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and Quest
napkin powder, 1948, U.S.A.), Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts,
you in the know?
(Kotex napkins, 1953, U.S.A.), Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and belts,
1964, U.S.A.), Freedom (1990, Germany), Kotex (1992, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Saba (1975, Denmark)
See early tampons
and a list of tampon
on this site - at least the ones I've
of Tampax [tampons] in menstrual
protection and in the treatment
of vaginal discharge," by
George Baba, M.D., "Presented
before the Obstetrical and
Gynecological conference on
February 21, 1946 in Chicago,
Illinois." Tampax reprint.
Doctors and women used tampons
probably far back into time to
medicate wounds, plug them up, and
absorb vaginal discharge,
including menstruation. This study
determined that Tampax,
made of cotton, was safe and
effective for this purpose.
for Pond medical
tampons, 1910, U.S.A.; a food menu with tampons on
the course (a medical joke in
1897); and medical
mentioned in American
The Tampax company, which
started selling Tampax in the
early-to-mid 1930s (see its history),
early on commissioned studies of
the safety and efficacy of
tampons. The public was still
skeptical of them. Even as late as
1990 Tampax ran a series of ads
about virginity ("Are you sure
I'll still be a virgin?")
and other topics that hindered
women and girls from using
Read a famous study
from the same year and see the bulletins
Tampax published in the early
1950s to address many questions
the public had. See "Are Vaginal
Tampons Prejudicial to Health?"
for a British Tampax ad, 1952).
Tampax from right
before this report appeared.
A Dutchman - the faithful
contributor of many items -
kindly sent these scans.
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