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Smart approaches women in Kenya have adopted for better menstrual hygiene

Access to better menstrual health products and education helps keep girls in school, reduces period poverty, and promotes gender equality.

A young lady on calculating her menses

In recent years, menstrual health has seen significant advancements, driven by technological innovation and increasing awareness of women's health issues.

In Kenya, these innovations are not only improving the lives of women and girls but are also breaking down long-standing taboos and creating a more inclusive society.

One of the most notable innovations in menstrual health is the development of sustainable menstrual products.

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Traditional products like disposable pads and tampons have long been the standard, but they pose environmental concerns due to their non-biodegradable nature.

Menstrual cups, made from medical-grade silicone, are gaining popularity as an eco-friendly alternative.

They can last up to 10 years, significantly reducing waste and cost over time.

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Reusable cloth pads are another sustainable option gaining traction in Kenya. These pads are particularly beneficial in rural areas where access to disposable products is limited.

The integration of technology in menstrual health has also opened new avenues for better management and understanding of menstrual cycles.

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Apps like Clue and Flo help women track their menstrual cycles, predict ovulation, and monitor symptoms.

These apps provide valuable insights into menstrual health and help women manage their periods more effectively.

Innovations such as smart tampons and pads that can monitor menstrual flow and send data to smartphones are also emerging.

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These products provide real-time information and can help detect irregularities early, promoting better health outcomes.

Kenya is home to several startups and initiatives focused on menstrual health. These start-ups have pushed for better menstrual hygiene.

This content was generated by an AI model and verified by the author.

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