Because both The Keeper and Moon Cup require thorough, frequent cleaning they are not an ideal feminine hygiene product for women in third world countries or in poorer, remote areas. The two big reasons for this are that many poor, developing communities do not have ready access to clean water and/or soap and that women in these communities sometimes share menstrual cloths. In order to protect the health of women in these communities and support the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene, we recommend that girls and women in these communities use other feminine hygiene products that can be disposed of after one use.

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One Response to Why Our Cups Aren’t a Good Option for Third World Countries
  1. Hi, I’ve helped sew reusable menstrual pads for girls in Kenya, so they can keep attending school after menarche. The organizer of the project responded to my question about menstrual cups with the following cultural info. For girls and women who have not yet married, their purity is important to them: pads are preferred over tampons or menstrual cups. Although straw and sometimes rocks can be used during menstruation because of cultural precedent. Just wanted to comment that hygiene isn’t the only reason that menstrual cups aren’t a good fit for some developing, majority world cultures. Thanks!


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