Who Invented The Tampon?
Long before the hygienic tampon, since 1800 and the "rag bags" (the ancestors of sanitary napkins) until 1920-1930, most women used sanitary napkins in cotton or cloth during their period. But in 1929, Dr. Cleveland Haas will change everything. Several companies are already marketing tampons but this American doctor collects the confidences of a patient who introduces a piece of sponge into her vagina to absorb her period. He retains the idea and develops a compressed cotton pad 5 cm wide and 13 cm long.