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The work of professors from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has proven the safety and effectiveness of menstrual cups. This first and serious scientific analysis was published in the oldest and most authoritative medical publication in the world, the Lancet.

The scientists reviewed data from 43 studies and unpublished public health reports and scientific summaries of 3,319 women and girls from around the world.

As the analysis showed, studies on the use of menstrual cups by women and girls did not reveal an increased risk of infection. No evidence has been found of the bowls being unsafe either.

In addition, scientists have found that most modern women do not know what a menstrual cup is. In high-income countries, only 11% to 33% of women are aware of such a hygiene product.

«This systematic review suggests that menstrual cups may be an acceptable and safe option for menstrual hygiene in high-, low- and middle-income countries, but they are not well known,» the study authors noted.

Raising awareness and training in proper use can make menstrual cups an effective alternative to disposable sanitary products “even where water supply and sanitation are poor.”

It should be noted that the medical publication The Lancet strictly filters incoming publications; there are practically no unverified facts in it. For many medical scientists, the publication of their work in the Lancet is a great honor.

So why should you choose menstrual cups?

Contraindications to the use of menstrual cups

It is worth refraining from using bowls in the presence of inflammation, injuries, tumors of the vagina and cervix. If you have any doubts, it is better to consult a specialist before using the bowl.

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