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Further Reading —

Tampon Use in Young Women http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1083318898701342

Dioxins and their effects on human health http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs225/en/

Tampons and Asbestos, Dioxin, & Toxic Shock Syndrome
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/PatientAlerts/ucm070003.htm

The ‘tampon tax,’ explained https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/08/the-tampon-tax-explained/

‘Tampon tax’ will end July 1 http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tampon-tax-will-end-july-1-1.3091533

Greening the Crimson Tide http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_green_lantern/2010/03/greening_the_crimson_tide.html

Better menstrual management options for adolescents needed in South Africa: What about the menstrual cup? http://www.scielo.org.za/pdf/samj/v105n5/07.pdf

Acceptability and Performance of the Menstrual Cup in South Africa: A Randomized Crossover Trial Comparing the Menstrual Cup to Tampons or Sanitary Pads http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jwh.2014.5021

FLOW (finding lasting options for women): Multicentre randomized controlled trial comparing tampons with menstrual cups http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3114692

Menstrual Blood: A Valuable Source Of Multipotential Stem Cells? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080423075810.htm

Student invents silicone “tampons” to harvest monthly menstrual stem cells http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-05/student-invents-stem-cell-collecting-silicon-tampons-women

The Tampon of the Future http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/03/opinion/sunday/the-tampon-of-the-future.html

Why do women have periods when most animals don’t? http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150420-why-do-women-have-periods

The Tampon: A History http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/06/history-of-the-tampon/394334/

Tampon safety http://center4research.org/i-saw-it-on-the-internet/tampon-safety/

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