Tuesday, 28 May, 8.30 am Deccan Herald

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Use of menstrual cups slowly picks up in the city

The World Menstrual Hygiene Day was observed on Tuesday. Started by German NGO 'WASH United' in 2014, the day is commemorated to spread awareness of the importance of menstrual hygiene worldwide and break taboos encompassing menstruation.

In recent years, the use of sanitary napkins was discouraged by doctors and environmental activists for its harmful effects on the body and environment.

Menstrual cups and cloth pads are highly prescribed menstrual hygiene products, which are also sustainable.

Many urban women are now switching to menstrual cups and cloth pads.