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sanitary napkin

n.
A disposable pad of absorbent material worn to absorb menstrual flow.

sanitary napkin

Kotex, sanitary pad Gynecology An absorbent pad worn externally to soak up menstrual flow

san·i·tar·y nap·kin

(san'i-tar-ē nap'kin)
Pad worn to absorb menstrual discharge.
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Our sanitary napkins are dioxin-free, making it safe for usage and they help in eradicating the hazards in using menstrual hygiene products.
A survey reveals that there are 336 million menstruating women in India of which 36 per cent use disposable sanitary napkins. Assuming that a woman uses on an average of eight pads in a month, the consumption is estimated to be around 12.3 billion disposable sanitary napkins in one year.
[2] Finally, while the present study showed that 89.48% of students are using sanitary napkins at present, a study by Patel et al.
Previously on March 4, a similar attempt to smuggle 662 grams of meth hidden in sanitary napkins on a KLM flight from Kuala Lumpur involving two Indonesians was also foiled.
At a time when average market price of four sanitary napkins is around Rs 32, the government has launched these oxo-biodegradable pads priced at Rs 10 for four pads for health security of women, specially for those who are under privileged and are in rural areas, Kumar said.
"Studies have found out that only 17% of rural women in Maharashtra use sanitary napkins. The scheme aims at improving this percentage."
The correct way to dispose the used sanitary napkins is by burning and converting it into ash and ensuring that toxic gases are not let into the atmosphere.
Sanitary napkins will continue to be charged at 12- 14 per cent tax after July 1.
Of the three stores we visited, this one had the largest selection of feminine hygiene products in terms of facings, merchandising sanitary napkins, tampons, pantiliners, feminine washes and wipes, yeast infection treatments and more.
(Five of the remaining 10 exempt these products from their sales tax, while the others do not have a sales tax at all.) According to the New York Daily News, New York brings in $14 million annually from the tax on tampon and sanitary napkin sales.
"Low-cost sanitary napkins are drivers for change and development," says Alka Narang, Head of the Poverty Unit, UNDP.
Summary: To mark international breast cancer awareness month, proceeds from the sale of a brand of sanitary napkins will be donated to the Friends of Cancer Patients charitable society.