During menstruation the menstrual fluid needs to be absorbed and disposed off in the right manner. This can be done using any of the following products:
- Disposable sanitary pad: This is an absorbent pad worn between the vulva and the underwear.
- Reusable cloth pad: This is a sanitary pad made of cloth that can be washed and reused.
- Tampon: This is a mass of absorbent material that is inserted in the vagina to absorb menstrual fluid.
- Menstrual cup: This is a bell shaped cup usually made of silicone that is inserted in the vagina to collect the menstrual fluid to dispose it later. Menstrual cups can be washed and reused.