Whilst your period is an inevitable part of your life and not something you would choose to have each month, the sanitary protection you use is within your control.
The unquestioned choice for the vast majority of women in the UK is to use either tampons or sanitary towels. In fact, we buy more than 3 billion disposable sanitary protection items each year, which are being flushed away adding to marine pollution or dumped in landfill sites. The environmental costs are clearly a concern, but have you considered how safe they are to use?
There is now a wealth of information available to show that tampons and sanitary towels can cause minor irritation in many women and for some can lead to more serious health problems. The main areas of concern are Dioxins and Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) - further information available on request.
TAKE THE FEMMECUP CHALLENGE FOR A HEALTHIER, GREENER PERIOD
Femmecup is a small bell shaped menstrual cup worn internally during your period. It is soft and made from approved medical grade silicone. Unlike a tampon it collects the flow instead of absorbing it. As it's re-usable for up to five years, you can also save as much as £500 during that time!
Femmecup is easy to insert and remove and forms a gentle seal so there is no leakage. It also holds up to 3 times more than tampons or towels can absorb, so you can be confident you’re completely protected even on your heaviest days.
Because Femmecup is non-absorbent, it can be left in place for up to 12 hours with no risk of TSS.
In between periods your Femmecup should be sterilised either by boiling in water for a few minutes or rinsing with sterilising fluid.
Femmecup retails at £14.99 and is currently available to buy online at www.femmecup.com
NOTES TO JOURNALISTS
The following support information is available on request:
*more information on the impact of Dioxins and TSS on your health
*Everything you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask!
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