Bio-Degradable and Reusable Sanitary Napkins: A Green Remedy for Period Care


Authors : Neha Barari; Poonam Thakur; Komal Sharma

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 8 - August

Google Scholar : https://bit.ly/3TmGbDi

Scribd : https://tinyurl.com/5n7596k8

DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8296503

Abstract : Periods, also known as menstruations, are regular vaginal bleeding that take place as part of a woman's monthly cycle. Women body gets ready for pregnancy each month. The uterus, also loses its lining if there is no pregnancy. Maintaining good menstrual hygiene and health will help us to avoid infections, lessen odours, and keep at ease when we are on our period. To absorb or collect blood during period, we can choose from a variety of menstruation goods, such as sanitary pads, tampons, menstrual cups, menstrual discs and period pants. Here aren't any official data, but according to a number of reports, India produces roughly 9000 tonnes of waste from menstruation on a monthly average, with the majority of it in the kind of feminine hygiene products. All of these sanitary pads made of plastic are either tossed in the trash or flushed down toilets with other garbage from the home. In India, numerous women use sanitary pads. The vast majority of the pads are made of plastic. Menstrual products, mostly sanitary napkins, are responsible for around 45% of the nation's overall sanitary waste generation, according to the Menstrual Health Alliance India. The objectives of this paper is to assess the knowledge, practice, attitude and perception regarding Biodegradable sanitary napkins among reproductive age group females and to assess the comparison between biodegradable sanitary napkins and reusable sanitary napkins.

Keywords : Menstruation, Sanitary Napkins, Biodegradable.

Periods, also known as menstruations, are regular vaginal bleeding that take place as part of a woman's monthly cycle. Women body gets ready for pregnancy each month. The uterus, also loses its lining if there is no pregnancy. Maintaining good menstrual hygiene and health will help us to avoid infections, lessen odours, and keep at ease when we are on our period. To absorb or collect blood during period, we can choose from a variety of menstruation goods, such as sanitary pads, tampons, menstrual cups, menstrual discs and period pants. Here aren't any official data, but according to a number of reports, India produces roughly 9000 tonnes of waste from menstruation on a monthly average, with the majority of it in the kind of feminine hygiene products. All of these sanitary pads made of plastic are either tossed in the trash or flushed down toilets with other garbage from the home. In India, numerous women use sanitary pads. The vast majority of the pads are made of plastic. Menstrual products, mostly sanitary napkins, are responsible for around 45% of the nation's overall sanitary waste generation, according to the Menstrual Health Alliance India. The objectives of this paper is to assess the knowledge, practice, attitude and perception regarding Biodegradable sanitary napkins among reproductive age group females and to assess the comparison between biodegradable sanitary napkins and reusable sanitary napkins.

Keywords : Menstruation, Sanitary Napkins, Biodegradable.

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