feminine hygiene


: conditions and practices conducive to female genital and reproductive health
tips for maintaining feminine hygiene
often used before another noun
feminine hygiene tips
feminine hygiene products [=products used for managing menstruation, for cleansing the genitals, etc.]

Examples of feminine hygiene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The aid convoy also delivered cases of water, blankets, pillows and feminine hygiene products. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 22 Oct. 2023 Americans who buy tampons and other feminine hygiene products can now be reimbursed for the sales tax still imposed on the items in 21 U.S. states. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 11 Oct. 2023 Arkansas could be a step closer to joining 29 other states that exempt feminine hygiene products and diapers from sales taxes after a second attempt to get the issue on the ballot passed muster with the Arkansas attorney general's office Tuesday. Dale Ellis, Arkansas Online, 11 Oct. 2023 Defining 'feminine hygiene products' as tampons, panty liners, menstrual cups, sanitary napkins, and other similar tangible personal property designed for feminine hygiene in connection with the human menstrual cycle. Neal Earley, Arkansas Online, 26 Sep. 2023 Other notable laws Tampon tax: Texas has repealed the state sales tax on period products, diapers, baby wipes and other feminine hygiene and baby products. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 29 Aug. 2023 Douching with scented feminine hygiene products is common in certain cultures, per OWH. Women's Health, 28 Apr. 2023 Among the items being sought are diapers, pull-up training pants, baby wipes, diaper creams and ointments, baby formula and feminine hygiene products. Michelle Mullins, Chicago Tribune, 25 Apr. 2023 Lawmakers in Missouri, instead, opted to exempt guns, ammunition, diapers, and feminine hygiene products from their state’s sales tax. John Sharp, al, 17 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of feminine hygiene was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Feminine hygiene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feminine%20hygiene. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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