Disposable Pads

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Sanitary Napkin - History
... Menstrual pads have been mentioned as early as the 10th century, in the Suda, where Hypatia, who lived in the 4th century AD, was said to have thrown one of her used menstrual rags ... some early forms of menstrual protection, including among other things knitted pads and menstrual aprons ... Disposable menstrual pads grew from Benjamin Franklin's invention designed to save soldiers with buckshot wounds, but appear to have been first commercially available from around 1888 with the Southall's pad ...