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A Qualitative Analysis of Sustainable Menstrual Products Among College Students

Author(s) Oviya J Bency
Country India
Abstract This research article aims to raise awareness about a more sustainable eco-friendly, money-saving, and hygienic way for women to manage menstruation using sustainable menstrual products. The commercialization of disposable plastic menstrual products as a stress-free period by the corporate giants made women use sanitary pads that offer menstrual hygiene. Though it is hygiene which means managing menstruation under all conditions, it is not safe for both the environment and for women. As sanitary pads are made up of non-biodegradable plastic, the menstrual waste that is disposed of is piled up in landfills and water bodies, would takes around 500-700 years to decompose. Additionally, many women may not realize that these sanitary pads are loaded with toxic chemicals that would affect women's health. So, the best alternative solution for managing menstruation is to adopt sustainable menstrual products that can promote better menstrual health and reduce waste. In this analysis, we explored ways to promote sustainable menstrual products through three key themes. Firstly, we found that spreading awareness and educating people about the benefits of eco-friendly options like cloth pads could help overcome hesitancy and misconceptions. Secondly, participants highlighted the importance of making these products more accessible and affordable through mass production and government initiatives, ensuring that all women have easy access to them. Lastly, the role of influencers, especially on social media, and government support emerged as crucial in promoting sustainable menstruation through campaigns, documentaries, and free product distribution. This research study highlights the significance of awareness, accessibility, and influential support in encouraging the widespread adoption of sustainable menstrual products.
Keywords Menstruation Products, Sustainable, Women college, Environmental impact
Field Sociology > Health
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-04-02
Cite This A Qualitative Analysis of Sustainable Menstrual Products Among College Students - Oviya J Bency - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.16150
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