Healthy New Jersey

Periods (menstruation)

Choosing period products

There are period products for all body shapes, sizes, flows, budgets, lifestyles and sustainability preferences.

The basics

Period products are designed to absorb or collect menstrual blood and to prevent leakage.

Important information

  • Choose period products for your comfort, flow level, or lifestyle. The right product may vary for each individual and may require experimentation to find the best fit.
  • Change period products regularly to avoid bacterial build-up.
  • Disposing period products properly to avoid harm to the environment.
  • There are many eco-friendly period products that can reduce waste and environmental impact. Options include reusable pads, menstrual cups, period underwear, and menstrual discs.

Period products

Click on any of the images below to learn more about common period products.

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