Distribution of Maitri Menstrual Cups to Pre-university Students Starts in DK District

Distribution of Maitri Menstrual Cups to Pre-university Students Starts in DK District

As part of its initiative on improving reproductive health by maintaining menstrual hygiene, the State government on September 11 has started mass distribution of “Suchi Nanna Maithri” menstrual cups to pre university students in government and aided colleges in Dakshina Kannada and Chamarajanagar districts.

As many as 11,500 menstrual cups will be given to students in Dakshina Kannada district. Health and Family Welfare Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao launched the programme. Deputy Director (Suchi, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram, Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karykram) V. Veena said the menstrual cup distribution will be in addition to the prevailing free supply of ‘Suchi’ sanitary pads to girls aged between 10 and 18.

The official said that the distribution of menstrual cups is part of the initiative of the government to maintain good reproductive health by promoting menstrual hygiene. The menstrual cup, which is made of eco-friendly medical grade silicon material, can be used for eight years. After use for eight long hours, the cup can be removed and washed with water before using it again. The menstrual cup does not cause rashes. As it is easy to reuse, women are saved from the trouble of safe disposal of sanitary pads. The menstrual cup also saves good amount of money spent for purchase of sanitary pads.


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