menstrual cup

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menstrual cup

n.
A rubber cup that is inserted into the vagina and placed over the cervix to collect menstrual flow.

menstrual cup

A reusable cup-shaped device made of latex, silicone or thermoplastic elastome, which is placed inside the vagina, held in place by suction and used to collect menstrual flow in lieu of absorbent pads. Menstrual cups are more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly than tampons, as most are reusable, and they are the method of choice for heavy menstrual bleeding.

menstrual cup

Gynecology A reusable, cup-shaped device placed inside the vagina, held in place by suction and used to collect menstrual flow. See Menstruation.
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Women's experience of using the Mooncup. J Obstet Gynaecol 2010; 30(3):285-287.
Past experiments to develop biodegradable absorbent or similar devices (mooncup or paper-cotton based products) for the feminine hygiene sector have not been commercially successful owing to their lack of comfort and the difficulty of producing them to the high quantity required.
Device business Mooncup also was able to get the insurance it required for NHS distribution, at a price it could afford with specialist broker ADF Insurance after being brought together through the Medilink WM WM network.
Menstrual cups like the Mooncup are resuable, ecofriendly devices that provide a real alternative to other forms of sanitary protection.