Published February 15, 2011
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An absorbent article having an absorbent core and a cover enclosing the absorbent core has been issued a patent. The absorbent core is provided with at least two slits or grooves diverging from a crotch region of the absorbent core in a direction towards one transverse edge of the absorbent core and terminating inside the respective longitudinal edge as well as the respective transverse edge of the absorbent core. These slits or grooves form folding guides along which the article can be formed into a shape having a narrow crotch width.