Some 70 percent of women who have tried menstrual cups
said they would like to continue using them, researchers reported in The Lancet Public Health, a peer-reviewed medical journal.
Certain types of women may also find fitting a menstrual cup
a bit more complicated, Wu said.
Distribution of cloth pads or menstrual cups
on subsidised rates or even free shall not only provide safe periods, reduce menstrual waste but shall reduce the cost gradually, considering the shelf life of both the products.
While menstrual cups
have existed for decades, P&G says that more women are considering cups as part of their period routines, yet many still feel like current options don't meet their protection and comfort needs.
Keela founder Jane Hartman Adame got the idea for a new cup because she has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that makes it hard for her to remove other menstrual cups
'I first came across menstrual cups
while I was living in a tree house in Laos.
"Retailers continue to see the growth of reusable menstrual cups
in the category, and we see a trend of alternative-channel retailers adding our product to their shelves."
To Kiran Gandhi, a musician and activist who made headlines in August 2015 for running the London Marathon while bleeding freely, Kaur's work is an act of "radical activism." So, too, is the work of other artists helping nudge periods into the light: Argentinian artist Fannie Sosa incorporates menstrual cup
advocation into her video work and teachings, while Los Angeles illustrator Faye Orlove included a diagram showing how to insert a tampon in her animated video for Mitski's "Townie" earlier this year.
Meet LENA, the latest reusable menstrual cup
to hit the feminine health care market.
Internal menstrual protection: Use of a safe and sanitary menstrual cup
. Obstet Gynecol 1959; 13(5):539-543.
This is her unofficial plug to consider menstrual cups
when you're looking for your next menstrual product.
She further noted that little is known about the prevalence of menstrual cup
use today, as most studies on this product were done in the 1960s and focused on acceptability.