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Consumer Education

BAHP collaborates with industry experts and partner organizations across the period care, diaper and adult incontinence supply chains to develop useful consumer education resources. These platforms help customers learn more about the manufacture of the products, what goes inside them and their disposal. The resources help build trust in the products, informing customers about their safety, their ingredients and promoting their sustainability. Learn more about diapers and period care on our educational websites.

Diaper manufacturers understand the importance that parents place on the safety of their children. Learn more about disposable diapers, clinical studies and consumer data.


Femcare Answers sheds some light on the common myths about feminine hygiene. Learn about the safety, effectiveness and regulations on feminine hygiene products in the U.S.


Ever wonder what ingredients are in your period products? BAHP recently published a glossary of commonly used ingredients to help you understand what it is and why it’s there.

Ingredient Glossary

Government Resources

Learn more about the latest government regulations and resources regarding the personal absorbent hygiene industry.

Food and Drug Administration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates both menstrual and adult incontinence products as medical devices. The FDA requires that products must be safe for their intended use and classifies medical devices based on their consumer risk. Menstrual tampons are classified as Class II medical devices and menstrual pads and adult incontinence products as Class I medical devices.

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Consumer Product Safety Commission

General use consumer products, such as disposable diapers, are regulated under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act which is implemented by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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