Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: Busting Common Myths About Menstrual Cups
Over the years, the process of menstruation has been made safer, more sanitary and less cumbersome. With tampons, pads and now menstrual cups at our perusal, period days aren't as dreaded as they were before. Menstrual cups are the newest tools to join the lineup. Instead of absorbing blood like sanitary pads and tampons, menstrual cups collect period blood, making it reusable and environment-friendly. However, lack of awareness has lead to many misconceptions and myths about menstrual cups. On the occasion of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020, we spoke to Dr Diksha S Chadha, M.D. Director of Medical Research and CSR at Sirona Hygiene Pvt Ltd to bust 5 common myths about menstrual cups.
Menstrual cups are made of medical grade silicone. This material does not cause any reaction with the skin or vaginal mucous. The risk of infections with cup is still theoretical and yet to be proved or disproved by any medical study in the country.
After a period of learning during 2-3 period cycles, the process of using a cup becomes very easy. It is extremely soft and flexible so it folds easily to reduce its diameter to allow insertion into the vagina. The vagina itself is an extremely stretchable organ, which permits the entry of cup easily.
Myth 3: Menstrual Cups Can Move In The Body
Once inserted, the cup is held in place by strong pelvic muscles and a vacuum seal is created at the rim of the cup. The force is enough that one needs to pinch the ...
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