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Sim, mas tenha cuidado nos EUA. Se você falar só "Where are the pads?" ou "I need a pad," a pessoa com quem você fala não vai entender diretinho o que você precisa.
Yes, but be careful in the US. If you say only "Where are the pads?" or "I need a pad," the person with whom you are speaking will not understand what you need.
"Pad" should be modified with "sanitary" when you mean feminine hygiene products.
Otherwise you could be asking for a matress pad to protect your bed, a knee or shoulder pad to protect yourself from sports injuries, flute pads for the musical instrument, sleeping pads for camping, mouse pads, ink pad, launch pad for a rocket, a writing pad, etc.
I did not see any mention of "pad" being used to mean "sanitary napkin."
I did see some examples of web pages that use the word "pad" unmodified such as this one http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~obsidian/clothpads/DIYpads/PadTypes.html
, but it is better, in my opinion, to avoid using the word "pad" by itself if you need a sanitary napkin.