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Menstrual tampon with applicator

Tampons are masses of absorbent material that are put into a body cavity to absorb body fluid. The most common type is put in a woman's vagina to absorb menstrual fluid.

Tampons were first used as medical devices in the 18th century. They date back thousands of years.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Who Invented Tampons". Straight Dope. http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2252/who-invented-tampons.