How do homeless woman cope with periods?
Last year, we read a study about how homeless women dealt with their menses. Women spoke of limited daytime shelter bathroom access and no access to feminine products; they resolved this problem inadequately by using toilet paper as makeshift cloth pads.
Can you donate menstrual cups?
We do not recommend donating used menstrual cups, although it is possible. There are online forums and Facebook groups that accept menstrual cup donations and even sell like-new cups. If you are looking to donate to women in need, we recommend purchasing your next cup from a company with charitable initiatives.
Where can I donate my menstrual products?
Helping Women Period is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, committed to supplying no cost menstrual health products to people that menstruate who are either homeless or low-income. With your donation, we can buy in bulk.
What can you use instead of menstrual cup?
Menstrual discs are much more flexible than menstrual cups, and they sit differently inside the body, which is why many women find them more comfortable. And because they don’t have to last a decade, disposable discs like Softdisc don’t need to be made out of such firm materials.
Do tampons expire?
The shelf life of tampons is about five years — provided they’re left in the package undisturbed and not exposed to excessive moisture. Tampons are sanitary products, but they’re not packaged and sealed as sterile products. If you know a tampon is expired, don’t use it, even if it looks fresh.
Can you donate pads and tampons?
Yes, as long as they are unused and individually sealed or in a sealed box. What kind of tampons or sanitary napkins do you accept?
What do you do with unused tampons and pads?
Switched To A Menstrual Cup? What Should You Do With Your Unused Tampons?
- Add them to your first aid kit.
- Add them to your survival kit.
- Turn your tampons into art.
- Turn them into costumes or clothing.
- No party is complete without cake.
- You Could Always Donate Them.
Why should feminine products be free?
Offering free and accessible period products can help people who menstruate save upwards of $5,000 in their lifetimes, reduces stress on women’s shelters, and reduces waste — especially if the products provided are eco-friendly!
Can a menstrual cup get stuck in you?
If you’ve ever wondered: Can you get a menstrual cup stuck? The answer is yes, but you can totally get it out without asking your bestie for help (though many people have used a helper or a doctor to dislodge a stuck cup). While you might have a moment of panic, you’re going to be just fine.
Why does my menstrual cup leak when I lay down?
We do know of some, who while sleeping, may experience leaking due to their muscles relaxing so much that it loosens the seal of the cup. For this reason, ensuring the cup is angled correctly and inserted properly is important. For more tips on how to insert the DivaCup, check out our Insertion page.
Is it OK to wear a tampon to bed?
Most people will be fine if they sleep while wearing a tampon, but if you sleep for longer than eight hours, you could be at risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS). This is a rare but potentially fatal condition that requires urgent medical attention.
Can I donate an open box of tampons?
Yes, as long as they are unused and individually sealed or in a sealed box. What kind of tampons or sanitary napkins do you accept? Any brand or size as long as they are individually sealed. I have an opened box of tampons or package of maxi pads.