Menstrual ABC

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There are currently 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter T.
Tampon tax
Menstrual products were taxed in Germany until the end of 2020 with the increased tax rate, also known as the luxury tax, of 19 percent. After much lobbying and a petition, two menstrual activists from Hamburg managed to change the tax rate for menstrual products. As of January 2020, all menstrual products (except panty liners, as they are considered everyday items) in Germany will be subject to the lower tax rate of only seven percent, which counts for basic necessities.

Tampons are used during menstruation and usually consist of compressed cotton wool. They are inserted into the vagina to directly absorb the menstrual blood inside the body. They are used once and thrown away afterwards.

Temperature method
Hormone-free contraceptive method, which is part of natural family planning. This method is based on determining the fertile days in the natural menstrual cycle. For this purpose the basal body temperature is measured every morning. Based on the cyclical fluctuations of the basal body temperature, the time of ovulation and thus also the fertile and infertile days can be determined.

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
Severe circulatory and organ failure caused by bacterial toxins. More commonly the Toxic Shock Syndrome is also known as 'tampon disease'.

People who do not identify with the sex to which they were assigned at birth.

Your glossary all about menstruation

In our Menstrual ABC you will find short and easy explanations of colloquial expressions and medical terms relating to menstruation, hormone-free contraception and the anatomy of the genitals. Here you will find menstrual knowledge from A for adenomyosis to Z for zero waste menstruation.
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