Menstrual cups

Menstrual cups

We can use alternatives to tampons and disposable pads

One woman will use at least 11,000 tampons or pads in her lifetime

Cost 25 c each $600 over 10 years  ( ~20 tampons/month)

500 years to decompose, up to 8000 chemicals

Green tampons: Cost 27 c $648 over 10 years and 5 years to decompose, 0% chemicals

Extensive use of cotton and water used in production

Can leave in the body for up to 8 hours 

Associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), rare but serious condition that can lead to death

Disposable pads

500-800 years to decompose

They are made from low density polyethelene (LDP) plastic which requires a lot of energy
We really need something else..... luckily there are!
Enter the Menstrual cups!!!
Both the Mooncup (R) and MyCup (TM) are made from medical grade silicone and lasts 10 years.  The are reusable.  

Latex-free, hypoallergenic, contain no dyes, perfumes, BPA, phthalates, plastic, bleaches or toxins

Not generally associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

does not absorb blood

does not irritate vaginal mucosal tissue

does not change the vaginal flora

Need to disinfect (boil or use sterilising tablets)

There are lots of different brands, shapes and sizes to suit all cervices

There are different ways to fold the cups to insert 

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