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15th June 2022

First HRT, now a Tampon shortage! What will be next…?

A number of news outlets are reporting that tampons are in short supply, You wouldn’t think that tampons would be a hot commodity, but apparently they’re flying off the shelves, if they’re even getting onto the shelves.  These shortages are caused by raw material shortage of cotton.

Until shortages ease, plan ahead and be flexible about which brand you buy.  So with tampons scarce from the shelves, there are period product alternatives that can help.  There are a growing number of feminine hygiene alternatives to tampons such as menstrual cups, menstrual discs, period underwear, disposable pads and reusable cloth pads. 

Over the past year or so, organic menstruation products have been steadily rising in widespread popularity, spurred on by ambitions to things better by the environment and by women. Consultant Gynaecologist Meg Wilson contributes to an article on organic menstrual products. Read it here  

Menstrual cups are ideal for people who want to make a switch to a more sustainable period product. Menstrual cups have quickly become a popular alternative to tampons and pads. Mr Narendra Pisal, a consultant gynaecologist at London Gynaecology shares his expert view on the use of menstural cups read more here

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