When it came to gender relations in the U.S. in the mid-1990s, women were still using tampons, pads, and sanitary napkins.
But it was only recently that the pill began to be considered an essential part of feminine care products, and it’s now an increasingly important part of a woman’s health care package.
“For decades, women in this country have been expected to take a feminine hygiene product every day,” says Dr. Annette Guebert, the executive director of the Center for the Study of Women and Medicine at the University of New Mexico.
But as tampons began to make their way onto grocery shelves in the 1990s, it was increasingly becoming the norm for women to get prescriptions for these products.
The prescription for the pill has grown exponentially over the years, reaching as high as more than 1.2 billion prescriptions in 2016.
While the average American woman still gets her daily dose of the pill in the form of a prescription, the majority of women now have access to products like this one from FemmeTech, which has been making a name for itself in the marketplace for feminine care line products since 2011.
“I was shocked by how quickly the pill became a staple in women’s feminine care,” says Gueber.
“It’s very important to get women to think about the benefits of taking feminine care and the importance of having feminine care in their daily lives.”
Femme Tech’s first product, Femme Health Plus, was released in 2013.
The line of feminine products was originally designed to be a supplement to a woman on her period.
But since the advent of the pills, they’ve expanded into a more traditional feminine care product, including feminine care pills.
The company’s new line of products is designed to take care of women’s body and wellness.
“The pill has been an important part for women since its inception in the early 1900s,” Gueer says.
“When the pill first came on the scene, it took a lot of people by surprise and the pill seemed to be so scary.”
Femmed’s founder, Jessica Dusenbery, has a simple message for women who don’t feel comfortable buying feminine care items in the store.
“We know the pill can be empowering, but we also know that it’s important for you to be conscious of how much it can really affect your life,” she says.
She says that the feminine care market has exploded over the past 10 years, and women are now seeking out products that are a little more tailored for them.
“If a product says, ‘I’m a tampon’ or ‘I don’t need tampons,’ I’m going to want that, because I don’t want to have to worry about how that product might affect me,” Dusanbery says.
Women are finding products that have been specifically designed to treat their bodies and their health care needs more than the rest of the feminine products out there, she says, and they’re getting better results.
“You’re not getting a full range of options anymore, but you’re getting a bit more diversity of products,” Duzenbery says, “because there are more options.”
With the rise of feminine health products, more women are shopping for their daily needs.
“Women who are comfortable with using feminine care are more likely to get into it and they have less of a problem with buying products that they can feel comfortable with,” Guesber says.
Femmed offers products that help to keep their feminine needs in check and support the natural flow of menstrual cycles, which is important for women with periods.
But the company also believes that a healthy diet is an essential ingredient in a healthy body, and the feminine line of menstrual products has helped to reduce women’s risk for chronic diseases and promote health, including weight loss.
Femme has been featured in multiple media outlets and has become a favorite with health conscious women and their families.
“In my experience, when I speak with women about their health and wellness, I’ve found that they’re very concerned about their bodies,” Dua says.
“[Their] bodies are a very sacred place in their life, and so for them, there’s a lot to be worried about.”
The Femmed brand is expanding across North America, with the first stores coming to New York City, San Francisco, and Boston.
It also recently launched in Portland, Oregon, and Toronto, Canada.
Guey said that Femme is one of the first companies to really cater to the needs of women in a way that’s accessible to them, and that they are excited to continue to expand into new markets in the coming months.
“There’s a growing demand for feminine products, but the health of the female consumer is still very, very important,” she said.
“So we’re working with our partners at Femme and