Per the FDA, reusable menstrual pads = “medical devices”

Update: while the resulting regulatory costs could sink kitchen-table-based producers, the regulations don’t appear to be new [Reddit, Medical Daily; links and description updated] “Why aren’t underpants a medical device?” [Reddit commenter]


  • One wonders how cloth diapers escape regulation. Intended to be reused, and they do collect a lot of hazardous waste.

  • @Cloudesley Shovell: Hazardous waste that ends up in our very own sewage systems! Must be stopped.

  • Just keep your regulatory hands off my lingerie!
    Um, let me rephrase…