All about menstrual hygiene products

On May 28th, we celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day ❤️ in order to raise awareness about the importance of women having access to hygiene products worldwide.

Menstrual hygiene management is an essential aspect of hygiene for women and adolescent girls that are going through menstruation. By management, we refer to the access of hygiene products for menstruation absorbing or collecting menstrual blood, privacy to change the materials and access to facilities to dispose of used menstrual management materials.

As society develops, the need for accessible and sustainable menstruation products increases.


These are the currently available hygienically products for menstruation🤗:


Menstrual cloth

This type of menstrual product is one of the oldest one and consists of pieces of fabric (mostly cotton) that is worn externally to the body, in underwear or tied to the waist to absorb menstrual flow. They are reusable, after carefully washing and drying them.


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Reusable pad

Reusable pads are made of natural or synthetic fabric and are worn externally to the body, in underwear. They are reusable, after carefully washing and drying them, making them very cost-efficient and environment-friendly. Other advantages: they are more comfortable than disposable pads and come in various cute prints.


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Disposable sanitary pad

Disposable pads are made of synthetic products that have high absorbance properties and are worn external to the body, in underwear. They include wings that adhere to the underwear in order to prevent leakage and maintain them in place. They can be worn up to 8 hours. The variations regarding absorbance, size and materials make disposable sanitary pads accessible, available and affordable.

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Tampon

Tampons are made of cotton or rayon material and are inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual flow. The tampon has absorbent properties by expanding in contact with moisture and avoids leakage. It can be worn for up to 8 hours, after which it is removed using the removal string. The variations regarding absorbance, size and materials make tampons to be accessible, available and affordable.