1 box of Southalls ‘Santowel’ menstrual towels

Made:
1980-1989

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1 box of Southalls ‘Santowel’ menstrual towels, sold via automatic machines, 1980 – 1989.

A towel, like this Southall’s brand, would be attached via the clips of a menstral belt in order to pass from front to back. It would be worn next to the skin under clothes in order to soak up the blood. This pad would have been available through a vending machine, often found in women's toilets.

Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
2020-102
Materials:
cardboard and plastic
Measurements:
overall (box): 46 mm x 69 mm x 22 mm,
type:
menstrual pad
taxonomy:
  • menstrual product

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