(There was no News for 25 August)
MUM Board Member Donates Rare Menstrual Cup
to This Museum
Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Jr., director of clinical microbiology and immunology
at the New York University Medical Center and a board
member of MUM, gave the museum a Tassette menstrual
cup, which women could buy in the U.S.A. in the early 1960s. Because
of its rarity, I thought I would never see the
cup, just as I thought I would never see the Tassaway cup, its successor;
Dr. Tierno donated several Tassaways to MUM last year. Your MUM is deeply
grateful to Dr. Tierno!
In the next several months you can read more information about menstrual
cups in a new section on this site. MUM now has
the last four cups produced in the U.S.A., lacking only the original commercial
cup produced in the late 1930s.
I believe Chinese women now can use a cup
made in their country, and I heard a rumor about a cup a Canadian
hospital is testing. Anyone know anything??
In the near future I will add information about the failed Australian
menstrual cup, which the developer is apparently trying to market
And of course there is the old standby, maybe the first patent for a
cup in the U.S.A., the catamenial sack from
Natural Choice Sells Cotton Pads, Cotton
Tampons, Tea, Extracts and Belly Bliss Cream!
A California company, Natural Choice, sent me
a brochure last week with a wide variety of menstrual products. No, you're going to have to
call them at 707-926-5155 or write P.O.
Box 226, Alderpoint, CA 95511 (U.S.A.) to find out about the Belly Bliss
Cream! Or just order it at 1-800-301-3137 for a 2-ounce glass jar at $12.95
(plus $3.50 shipping ) to see for yourself!
(I was on vacation for the next,
non-existent News section, 10 August. Click below left for the 3 August
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