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tampon

a plug of lint, cotton wool, cotton, etc., inserted into an open wound or body cavity to stop the flow of blood, absorb secretions, etc., esp one inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual blood

Tampon

 

a strip or plug of sterile gauze inserted in a wound or body cavity to restrain hemorrhage or to absorb secretions from a wound. Tampons are kept in place for a period of time corresponding to the purpose for which they are used.

tampon

[′tam‚pän]
(medicine)
A plug of absorbent material, such as cotton or sponge, inserted into a cavity as packing.
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Another woman, 35, who has been using both tampons and disposable pads said she is willing to use menstrual cups next year.
Maybe your party had an all-red-foods menu or laughs over first period stories or a tampon target toss.
Cameron's government has said it wants to end VAT on tampons but that its hands are tied by EU rules.
So why are tampon companies hell-bent on making applicators out of ocean-polluting plastic?
When I was young, buying tampons was on a par with buying condoms, excruciating and requiring the discretion of a brown paper bag.
While there's no clear evidence that the amount of such substances found in some tampons poses a significant health risk, some health advocacy groups have called for greater research and highlighted that women are often not aware these chemicals are present in products.
Tampons are cheap and highly absorbent, which makes them the perfect tool for testing rivers for pollution.
On the bright side, the tampon shortage has provided an opportunity for a good, though not exactly tasteful, joke or two on Twitter (Sample: "If I take back from Costa Rica tampons for all the women asking me for some, they will stop me at Ezeiza (airport) for being a tampon trafficker")
Cet arrete stipule la mise en place de dispositions exceptionnelles consistant en la creation d'une zone frontaliere tampon tout au long de la frontiere Sud de la Tunisie avec la Libye et l'Algerie.
Generally speaking, it is accepted knowledge that leaving a tampon in for too long can cause toxic shock syndrome.
Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble (P&G), maker of Tampax, Always and the Radiant Collection, the last of which was introduced last year, is the leading manufacturer, with 37 percent of the napkin and tampon market, according to market researcher Mintel in Chicago.
The vagina is in between, and that's where a tampon goes in when you are having your period.