An Idaho woman is suing a tampon company Kotex for $1.5 million dollars after she claims one of her daughters lost her virginity while using a tampon.
The family’s attorney claims the product’s packaging did have any warning about the possibility of damaging one’s own hymen while using the product.
“Why is there no warning that a women’s hymen can be broken when the tampon is inserted? This is the question we ask” explained Ben Ali Mufta, the family attorney. “The breaking of the hymen and resulting loss of virginity of my client’s daughter will have dire consequences for this young girl for the rest of her life,” he told local reporters. “This is a tragedy that could have been easily prevented had the company taken its responsibilities,” he acknowledged yesterday.
Fatima Ushban, mother of five and recently immigrated from Bangladesh, believes the company has tarnished her young daughter’s body.
“Who will marry my daughter now? Her body has been defiled!” she told local reporters in tears. “What will I do with her?” she asks about her 11-year-old daughter, visibly distraught by the whole affair.
Local imam, Yasaf Budut, claims the use of tampons is not allowed by Islamic law.
“It is offensive to have this cotton inserted fully in the internal part of a woman!” he explains. “The Quran is clear about this: make not your own hands contribute to your own destruction,” he warns, in hope that other young women will avoid such “dangerous and immoral” practices.
Although the breaking of the hymen is usually believed to occur during a first sexual contact, the hymen of a woman may be broken in many ways: Injury, accident, playing sports, riding a bicycle, penetration of any sort such as a medical examination, use of tampons, or a douche, admit experts.