Women have been getting their periods every month now for the entirety of our existence as human beings. Every single month, we experience pain, discomfort, and the classic feeling of "why don't boys get this...".
Jealousy aside, it is also extremely expensive over time. According to this medium article, women spend on average a total of $11,000 on period costs over their lifetime. That's enough for a down payment on a house or even a great car!
Pad companies have also been embroiled in controversy after controversy due to the materials and chemicals used in their products. Here's an excerpt from the website Women's Voice's on the subject of chemicals in Always Pads:
Not only that, even period underwear brands like "Thinx" aren't immune to the scrutiny. According to this article, A recent investigation by the Sierra Club’s magazine, Sierra, found that the crotches of Thinx contained polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAs. These chemicals have been linked to cancer and fertility problems in humans, so right next to the vagina is most likely not the best place for storing them.
"In August 2014 Women’s Voices for the Earth commissioned testing of four types of Always menstrual pads, manufactured by Procter & Gamble. The certified laboratory STAT Analysis Corporation analyzed the products for volatile organic compound. These data represent the first publicly available test results of this kind for these products. Both scented and unscented Always Ultra Thin pads were tested, as well as scented and unscented Always Infinity.
The results of the testing indicate that both scented and unscented Always pads emit toxic chemicals, including chemicals identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the State of California Environmental Protection Agency as carcinogens, and reproductive and developmental toxins. None of these chemicals are disclosed on the product by the manufacturer."
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