"Are Vaginal Tampons
Prejudicial to Health?" (Proof for a British
Tampax ad, 1952) - French
& American box, tampons &
instructions of 1938 compared - Tampax brochure,
Germany, probably early 1950s - "No belts. no pins . . .
." ad, 1956(?)
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
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
The Museum of Menstruation and Women's
Museum of Menstruation
"How Times Have Changed: A Manual
of Menstruation, Its Purpose,
Function and Care," Tampax Inc.,
The Tampax company, which started
selling Tampax in the early-to-mid
1930s (see its history),
compiled some summations of its
studies about tampons and some
history of menstruation and created
this booklet, probably in the 1950s.
See the bulletins
Tampax published about the same time
to address many questions the public
had. See "Are
Vaginal Tampons Prejudicial to
Health?" (proof for a
British Tampax ad, 1952). All tampon topics.
A Dutchman - the faithful
contributor of many items recently
- kindly sent these scans.
Note the cross, which makes a
medical connection as it does on the
boxes. In a sense it's related to
the bandages made by early menstrual
products companies (they both
absorbed blood) like Johnson &
Johnson (Modess) and Kimberly Clark
(Kotex). The contributor gave no
dimensions for the booklet but I
suspect it's 8.5 x 11" (about 21.6 x
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