Pilot Study Report 2012
Assessing acceptability and hygienic safety of menstrual cups as a menstrual management method for vulnerable young women in Uganda Red Cross Society’s Life Planning Skills Project.
This publication is a joint project of the Working Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. In the 2016 edition WoMena contributed a chapter on Menstrual Health (see pages 69-71).
SRHR-Background-paper-2016-Dec-kopi (English, pdf)
This flagship publication by WoMena team focuses on the acceptability of the menstrual cup (MC) among schoolgirls in rural Uganda. The study finds that after the girls get used to the cup, 94% of them reported they would continue using it.
The main challenge the girls spoke about was finding equipment for monthly boiling of the cup for disinfection. Some factors which helped were to have good preparation and peer support. The girls found the menstrual cup to provide comfort, independence, and mobility due to reduced leakage, compared with previous methods, especially when in school.
This article is a part of our work in ensuring that reproductive health research is systematically applied and that evidence-based, effective, reproductive health technologies and innovative solutions are explored and supported.