"Tampax empowers women to live life without limits through trusted feminine hygiene products and puberty education."
Women have found ways to manage their periods dating as far back as the ancient Egyptians and Greeks – and those solutions have only gotten more advanced and convenient as medical science and human industriousness have flourished. The tampon as we know it today was first invented in 1929 by Dr. Earle Haas. Seven years later, Denver businesswoman Gertrude Tenderich bought the patent and founded Tampax Sales Corporation – where she served as president. Learn more below about how Tampax evolved to help women around the world be happier, healthier, and more confident.