Menstrual cups are one of the most sustainable, safe and reliable to the usual tampons and compresses. They are usually made of medical silicone, are hypoallergenic, reusable and last for many years. Its use, however, is not yet widespread.
Due to the initial difficulty of insertion and a kind of reluctance on the part of many women, still they are elected by few people in our country. Now, however, things may be changing. In fact, the first scientific study conducted on menstrual cups, published in Lancet Public Healthclaims they are just as safe and reliable as disposable tampons.
The study published in the Lancet confirms that menstrual cups are safe and reliable
The research, carried out by analyzing 43 studies in which they participated more than 3,000 women and girls from different countries of the world, revealed that 70% of women continued to use menstrual cups once they became familiar with them.
“Despite the fact that 1.9 billion women menstruate around the world,” explains the lead author of the research, Penelope Phillips-Howard, from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, “there are few quality studies comparing the products for menstrual health.
The research found that awareness among women about the use of the cup is quite bAHA. Among the most common concerns are pain, difficulty in inserting or removing, fear of leakage, and irritation.
However, the study concludes, the complicationsis are rare.
In the long term, the use of menstrual cups provides A lot of advantages:
- They are a much cheaper optionsince they cost between 10 and 20 euros and can be used for up to 10 years in a row.
- They are respectful with the environmentsince they are not thrown away in the general waste like tampons or pads.
- They are reliable, since once inserted correctly it is practically impossible for them to get dirty. And they last up to 8-9 hours.
According to the researchers, therefore, the global diffusion of menstrual cups could help tackle poverty and health problems related to menstruation, such as infections, especially in countries with poor sanitation.
Fountain: The Lancet