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It’s 2023 and period products are only now being tested with blood

Key Points
  • A study has for the first time examined the absorption of period products using human blood.
  • Manufacturers of period products have used saline or water to test the absorbency capacity.
  • Across 21 products, the study’s authors found “considerable variability” in the maximal capacity to absorb blood.
Women’s health advocates have welcomed the findings of a study testing period products – for the first time – using human blood over saline solutions.

They say the study highlights a broader problem, with women vastly overlooked when it comes to adequate and effective baseline testing of…

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Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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