29 Mar 2021

100 years of ads for sanitary products analysed

From Afternoons, 1:45 pm on 29 March 2021

An Australian survey of how sanitary products for women were advertised has found that until very recently periods were treated as a dirty, unhygienic secret.

Dr Jane Connory talks to Jesse about how women were discouraged from talking about their cycles and that at one stage was considered a medical condition. She's gone over the ads in women's magazines from 1920 to 2020.

Tampons and pads

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