sanitary towel

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sanitary towel

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an absorbent pad worn externally by women during menstruation to absorb the menstrual flow
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Noun1.sanitary towel - a disposable absorbent pad (trade name Kotex)sanitary towel - a disposable absorbent pad (trade name Kotex); worn to absorb menstrual flow
pad - a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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A sanitary pad is an absorbent item worn by women who are menstruating, bleeding after giving birth, recovering from gynecologic surgery, experiencing a miscarriage or abortion, or in any other situation where it is necessary to absorb a flow of blood from the vagina.
It is believed that the reusable sanitary pad will work in improving female health and hygiene.
So, when it comes to choosing the right sanitary pad, the first question that we should ask ourselves is, 'will it give me the comfort I am expecting?'
Ending up with a diaper that leaks is frustrating for the mother and a poor sanitary pad that does not effectively do what it is supposed to do can easily ruin a teenager's life and rob it of all self-esteem.
Earthwise Girls has come up with a reusable sanitary pad which can be machine washed and costs just [pounds sterling]4.50.
Menstruation itself is nothing to be embarrassed about but playing pin the sanitary pad on a donkey with a group of friends, while celebrating 'becoming a woman' - I can't think of anything worse.
The host revealed that Morgan told him that guests were asked to wear a nappy, but the actress clarified that it's more like a sanitary pad.
A company called NannoPad is selling a sanitary pad which will "naturally relieve menstrual cramps with no drugs or medicine" via natural fibres.
IC: You were obsessed with making the perfect sanitary pad for your wife.
Liza shoved an unused sanitary pad into her daughter's mouth when she started to shout due to labor pains Monday night.
South Miami, FL, September 13, 2014 --(PR.com)-- An innovative new product designed to effectively address a common problem related to a widely used personal hygiene product, the Henderson Sanitary Pad Disposal, has been developed by Jamie A.