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Free menstrual cups and cults in Catalonia

  • You can choose between a cup, a menstrual crater or a pair of reusable compresses.

05 March 2024 - 09:55
Kataluniako farmaziek kopa eta kulero menstrualak ematen dituzte doan. /Argazkia: Generalitat

This is a campaign promoted by the Generalitat between 2023 and 2025 that has been launched this Monday, 4 March. With the collaboration of the Council of Pharmacy Colleges and the 3,284 pharmacies existing in Catalonia.

According to a study by the Primary Care Research Institute, Jordi Gol i Gurina, 55% of women use reusable products. 64% of women between 26 and 35 years of age claim to use "mostly" reusable products, but this figure drops to less than 20% among older women and adolescents.

Advantages

They point out that the reusable menstruation product has several advantages. One of them is that it allows us to reduce the amount of plastic waste. In fact elDiario.es points out that only in Catalonia are nine tonnes of annual waste generated from single use compresses and tampons. In addition, they are better for health because "they do not release microplastics and chemicals that absorb the body and can cause infections," says Jesús Higueras.

Expenditure

A woman can spend between EUR 2,500 and EUR 8,000 on monthly products throughout her life, which is significantly reduced by reusable products, adding EUR 144, although the initial investment is higher (between EUR 20 and 40), for having a five-year service life.

 


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