The Best Inventions of 2020
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November 19, 2020 8:56 AM EST

From menstrual cups to period panties, a slew of inventions have emerged to provide women with period-care options to fit their flow. But one ubiquitous design has barely changed at all since it was patented more than eight decades ago: the tampon. Now there’s Callaly’s Tampliner. Developed by a gynecologist and garment technologist, it’s a hybrid tampon and panty liner that streamlines an inconvenience 7 out of 10 women otherwise face—needing two separate products to prevent leakage. What’s more, a self-wrapping feature folds the used tampon into the attached liner upon removal, for a less messy experience. The product is currently available in the U.K., Ireland and Sweden; the company expects that to expand as the product wins regulatory approval elsewhere. —Nadia Suleman

Buy now: Callaly Tampliner

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