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Period poverty impacts numerous women and mensurating individuals in the United States due to limited access to continuous menstrual products, feelings of guilt and shame, a lack of eco-friendly and safe options, as well as unaffordable products. As a result, they resort to unhygienic and often unsafe practices during menstruation. This can lead to various physical and mental health problems, as well as social and economic consequences, such as missed work or school days.

The average woman and menstruating individual spends $13.25 per month on menstrual products, amounting to $6,360 over an average woman's reproductive lifetime. Additionally, menstruating individuals often resort to using both a tampon and a liner simultaneously to address concerns such as leakage, spotting, and the need to adapt to their specific menstrual cycle requirements. This practice arises from the limited variety of menstrual products and sizes available in the market. Furthermore, all products available in the US market are not made of 100% cotton rather they are a mixture of cotton with other materials.

That is why we developed Tamper. Tamper is a menstrual-care product that combines a tampon and a liner into one unit, providing extra protection. It is a mess-free and user-friendly solution designed to prevent leaks, safeguard your clothing, and empower you to manage your period confidently. Tamper is available in a variety of sizes and lengths to accommodate heavy menstruation, and it includes a how-to instruction manual for first-time users.

Our product promotes sustainability as it is made from organic cotton, and both the tampon and protective liner are 100% biodegradable. With our innovative design, the protective liner effectively prevents spots and leaks, thereby eliminating feelings of shame or guilt for women and menstruating individuals. Additionally, our product costs approximately 50% less than purchasing tampons and liners separately (priced at $10 USD per 28 units). To further convenience our customers, we offer monthly subscriptions that allow you to adjust the quantity of products needed based on your cycle, with hassle-free doorstep delivery.

Tamper is a unique menstrual-care product, the first of its kind in the United States, aimed at improving women's health, saving money, reducing waste, and enhancing the quality of life for women and menstruating individuals.



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  • Name:
    Yara Alshaer
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    • Kelly Cho
    • Raaga Betala
    • Lois Ezi
    • Alison Bechwati
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