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
"The Intravaginal Tampon in
Menstrual Hygiene," 1942, U.S.A.,
reprint from Medical Record
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, slightly later study
with the same purpose and see the
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
recently - kindly sent these
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