Basic Menstrual Hygiene is a Global Problem. The Cup Can Help.
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1278
- Feb 27, 2020 11:00 pm
- 31:08 mins
Guests: Penelope Phillips-Howard, Public Health Epidemiologist, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; Khadija Osman, Founder of Live Right Ghana; Kofi Nyanteng, Monitoring and Evaluating Specialist, CouldYou? Cup in Ghana; Darmin Mutenda, Menstrual Cup Educator, CouldYou? Cup in Mozambique Women spend, on average, 65 days a year dealing with menstrual blood flow. That's the equivalent of two months each year for the majority of their adolescent and adult life. Menstruation isn’t something we're supposed to talk about in polite company, but it literally affects half the population on the planet. And the stigma and silence surrounding it only makes it harder for women and girls to manage their periods in a safe, effective way. In Africa, for example, the UN estimates one in ten girls miss school during menstruation. Researchers and menstrual hygiene educators across Africa say menstrual cups could be the solution.