Femmenstruation

Putting the 'femme' back in menstruation. 

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What You Might Not Know About Menstruation:

There are 85 million women of menstruating age in
North America.

12 billion pads and 7 million tampons pollute landfills annually in the US. 

An average American will contribute 10,000 pads and tampons to
landfills  which is equal to 300 pounds of trash  in your lifetime.

Although most women think pads and tampons have been sterilized, they have not. In fact, no feminine hygiene product has been sterilized.   

FDA does not require that the ingredients in tampons and pads be listed anywhere in or on the package.

Cotton used to make tampons is grown with toxic pesticides that are
harmful to the environment

According to the Center for Marine Conservation, over 170,000

tampon applicators were collected along U.S. coastal areas between 1998 and 1999.

A Keeper, Moon Cup or DivaCup costs $35 shipping included and lasts for up to 10 years. A keeper will cost 27 cents a month for 10 years!!