from the time of Ancient Egypt, the ancient Egyptians had known at the
time the pads are still made of papyrus leaves of softened and shaped
like a tampon. Then developed in ancient Greece with the use of materials and wrapped in soft cotton and a small timber.
A wide range of materials used for sanitary napkins like dry grass, wool, cotton, cloth, vegetables and fiber. Yiaitu shape is inserted into the bag and tucked between the legs.
In 1867 discovered menstrual cups (menstrual cup). The bowl is placed into a cloth bag which is connected with a belt tied at the waist. At that time, women do not use anything behind her skirt, so if you are menstruating, they put on these pads.
1876, materials from the menstrual cup is replaceable rubber material
is a material which allows menstrual blood can hold, and then continues
to flow through the hose into the pockets of shelter that is used
outside the body. However, using a menstrual cup that only certain people only. Poor people are still using washable cloth that can be used repeatedly, because they can not afford to buy a menstrual cup.
It was only in the first world war, the precursor of disposable pads (pads today) was found. A
nurse''s first World War, when they realize that the pads they use to
bind their wounds soldiers could actually use when menstruating. Then in the 1900s, disposable pads are made.
Kotex is the first brand to dilaunched pads in America in 1920.
Innovation ensued. In the 1960s, the pads that use a belt to be replaced by a bandage that uses glue. Serves to hold the glue on the bottom of the underwear. The
material is also changed, which was originally put on the material wood
fiber and cotton fiber, to other materials such as gels.
Until now, innovation, napkins ongoing, tailored to the needs and development of women.