Menstruation, more commonly known as a period, is something that people with uteruses will go through roughly every month from when they are a teenager to middle age. The average (menstruating!) person will use around 11,000 sanitary products throughout their lifetime, and this will cost roughly £6,000! Read the following tabs to find out more about periods, the menstrual cycle, what sanitary product options are available and the difference between them.