I didn’t give much thought to whether other people felt this way, or even if there was a majority or minority on the subject. It’s that I felt like I was part of a tight-knit group. Two sisters, a mom, four grandmothers, aunts, cousins, friends, and neighbors. The world can be challenging for women, though, in many ways. And I discovered that when I was older. I attended an all-women’s college and took many women’s history classes. I also studied Women in the Media. We are a fascinating bunch. I was raised by a strong woman who was raised by a strong woman who was raised by a strong woman, and so on. We have a long history in this country, and a history of longevity and boldness. I hope I’m carrying that torch.
I was heartened to read about Johnson & Johnson’s long commitment to the health and wellbeing of women and families, dating back to the late 1800s! Johnson & Johnson created Maternity Kits in the 1890s – which were filled with surgical products and easy-to-follow instructions that helped make childbirth and the first days of life safer for mother and baby.
Then, in 1897 Johnson and Johnson mass produced disposable sanitary napkins. These replaced the alternative homemade methods that women relied on. Johnson & Johnson continues this work today – working with organizations worldwide to provide women, children, and expectant mothers with the resources they need to live healthy lives. We all deserve that.
Johnson & Johnson has a dual commitment to public health education and high-quality products, and it shows! They’ve been at the forefront of healthcare for well over a century. Reading about their heritage is powerful for me.
Did you know about Johnson & Johnson’s long history of caring for women?
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