An infographic comparing US-China menstruation habits, and breaking down the economic and social factors that influence how Chinese women perceive tampon use.
At last summer’s Olympic games, Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui told a reporter she was competing on her period, a viral moment that earned her the praise of women in China and beyond. Fu’s comment reflects a shift towards more open discussion of menstruation, specifically the use of tampons. In China, tampons have been a taboo subject for decades, but changing cultural attitudes are making them more acceptable to young women. This infographic presents some US-China comparisons, and breaks down the economic and social factors that influence how Chinese women perceive tampon use.