menstrual sponge

menstrual sponge

A semi-disposable natural sponge placed in the vagina during menses, used by some women instead of manufactured pads, tampons or menstrual cups.
 
This particular object is not recommended by mainstream gynaecologists, in large part because it is virtually impossible to sterilise sponges.

menstrual sponge

Gynecology A semidisposable natural sponge placed in the vagina during menses, used by some ♀ instead of manufactured pads or tampons. See Tampon. Cf Contraceptive sponge.
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Fact.MR has announced the addition of the "Menstrual Sponge Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Review 2018 to 2027"report to their offering.
[USPRwire, Mon Jul 29 2019] Global Menstrual Sponge Market: Snapshot Menstrual sponges are a natural alternative to synthetic tampons that come in different sizes to absorb varying amounts of menstrual flow.
[UKPRwire, Mon Mar 04 2019] Global Menstrual Sponge Market : Snapshot Menstrual sponges are a natural alternative to synthetic tampons that come in different sizes to absorb varying amounts of menstrual flow.
[ClickPress, Tue Sep 03 2019] Menstrual Sponge- Drivers Increasing awareness among women about maintaining hygiene is another factor, which is creating positive impact on the overall market menstrual sponges. A noteworthy factor which is driving the growth menstrual sponges is health and safety of women throughout menstruation cycle.
HB2217 also exempts sanitary napkins, menstrual sponges, menstrual cup, other feminine hygiene products, and adult diapers from the sales tax.
GladRags also offers a variety of alternative women's products on its website, including Organic Essentials tampons ($5.99 for 20 without applicator and $6.15 for 16 with applicator), Jade and Pearl Menstrual Sponges ($8.99 for two), The Keeper Menstrual Cup ($35) and--if you are allergic to latex--the Diva Cup, made from silicone ($32.50).