let’s talk about sustainable menstruation - times of india
In a metropolis like Bengaluru, women\'s health is still not publicly discussed, not even between women.
Given the imminent garbage crisis and its serious environmental impact, it is now more important than ever to talk about \"monthly visitors\" and the mess they left behind --
Basically, find a replacement for toxic disposable sanitary napkins.
But, given that a woman needs it every month, how do people deal with it?
Menstrual cups and cloth mats can be reused-
Good for the environment, good for you, and light for your wallet.
A group of women in the city launched an initiative called \"Green Red --
They visit offices, NGOs and apartment buildings to spread information about the sustainable approach to menstruation.
These women are distributed in different age groups, all doing so on a voluntary basis, and they first decided to hold the event publicly in the city\'s women\'s marathon race early last year.
\"We don\'t think we\'ll get a good response, but to our surprise, many women, even men, stopped --
The men brought their wives to us.
After that, we started organizing around India.
Now, we have also held talks in apartments, offices and NGOs.
We find that people are willing to listen to what we have to say and learn, \"said Sindhu Naik, a member of the green the Red.
Sindhu found that most of the most acceptable people were married women aged 25. plus age group.
Menstrual Cup is a hygienic product for women, usually made from medical supplies.
Grade silicone, shaped like a bell, elastic.
Wear in the vagina during menstruation to capture menstrual fluid (blood).
That\'s why women\'s biggest concern about these cups, she says, is the hymen extension, a myth of their failure in conversation.
\"Since it was inserted into the vagina, many women were hesitant to try it at first.
But if one of their teams makes a change and talks about how comfortable it is, we have seen that women may make a change.
So, this is just a problem that makes the word appear.
Many women say that after using the menstrual cup, they sometimes forget that they are in the menstrual period.
Which woman does not want it? ” she adds.
A video shows a large amount of waste generated by sanitary napkins, which as part of their meeting has had a big impact on women.
The other is economics behind it.
Once you \'ve invested in a menstrual cup or a set of cloth mats, you don\'t have to think about buying a new one every month to make it one --Time investment.
Advantages of menstrual cup and cloth pad-
The daily disposable pad contains some toxic chemicals such as bleach that women are in close contact with each month.
These can cause rashes, irritation, fungal infections and, in the long run, endocrine disorders or hormonal imbalances.
That\'s why the alternative is better: Menstrual Cup: comfortable, no rash, itching or burning.
Most of the time, women don\'t even feel like they\'re having a menstrual period.
Also, they can swim, ride a bike or wear a tight dress/shorts because the cups are inside and can\'t be seen.
Cloth cushion: comfortable.
The newer variants are also easy to clean and dry quickly.
It is made of cotton so it does not irritate the skin.
Both are reusable and require basic care and disinfection.
Needless to say, they are good for the environment because you will not generate any waste.
The environmental harm of sanitary napkins using 160 tons of garbage produced in Bengaluru every day, about 90 tons of sanitary waste about 0. 355 billion menstrual women in India, in areas where there is no waste treatment system, each year, 51. 12 billion sanitary napkins are produced as menstrual waste, and most discarded napkins and plastic packaging eventually enter the water body. Dioxin released by burning and burying used napkins in the open air has a serious impact on health. The pickers use their hands to separate themselves from recyclable items and expose themselves to micro-
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