Menstrual cups are safe and reliable, that's why say goodbye to sanitary pads

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The menstrual cup is as reliable and safe as disposable pads. Those who already use it know well that it is hygienic, practical, comfortable and also ecological, but now a new study offers us one more reason to make the change.

The menstrual cup is as reliable and safe as disposable pads. Those who already use it know well that it is hygienic, practical, comfortable and also ecological, but now a new study offers us one more reason to make the change.





The menstrual cup has many advantages: from economic savings to waste reduction, from personal freedom to the convenience of not having to always have sanitary pads everywhere.

New research published in the Lancet Public Health journal, which examined 43 studies involving 3.300 women and girls living in different countries around the world, gives us scientific proof that menstrual cups are as safe and reliable as disposable pads.

After the study, about the 70% of the volunteers confirmed that he wanted to use the cup. Once they found the one that suited their body and needs, few went back. During the study, a kind of familiarization phase was done over several cycles.

"The use of the menstrual cup showed no negative effects on the vaginal flora," the researchers write.

Four studies, involving about 300 women, compared blood loss between menstrual cups, sanitary pads or disposable tampons: the result is that the losses are similar in three of the studies done and significantly less with menstrual cups in the fourth.

“Our research indicates that menstrual cups are a safe option for menstruation management and are used internationally. Quality studies are needed in this field, and further insights are needed to compare different menstrual products in terms of effectiveness, cost and environmental effects, ”they write again.

But for the first tests, according to the researchers there is no doubt, the cup is a valid ally for the most difficult days of the month.

"Although 1,9 billion women worldwide are of menstruation age, there are few good studies comparing menstruation health products to each other," says Penelope Phillips, lead author of the research.


In the long term, menstrual cups are a much cheaper and more ecological option, so researchers have emphasized the opportunity to make cups accessible to women even in the poorest areas of the world.


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