Ladies, the menstrual cup is in town

Demostrating how menstrual cup works PIC: OBAKENG SETLHARE
Demostrating how menstrual cup works PIC: OBAKENG SETLHARE

FRANCISTOWN: Menstruation is a hugely overlooked barrier to development and it has a significant impact on education, gender dynamics, equality and basic human dignity.

Women in Botswana and other third world countries have been limited to two options to consider when it comes to menstrual products currently available in the market: tampons and sanitary pads. These products have met their rival in the form of the menstrual cup. 

Regardless of the initial thought to a cup as a menstrual solution, it is cost effective, eco-friendly, toxic free and exceptionally comfortable qualities have caused for it to be welcomed and adopted into first world countries decades ago, granting women great freedom. 

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