Switching to a Menstrual Cup May Benefit Women

Published Online: Thursday, August 30th, 2018

As more and more brands of menstrual cups become available, and are discussed more in the media, including a recent viral Instagram post from Candace Cameron Bure  in which she details her experience with the cups, it is becoming more likely you as a pharmacist will receive questions about them. 

On our own Instagram page, Pharmacy Times asked our followers if they had heard about menstrual cups at their pharmacy and if they were interested in learning more. Among those who responded to the poll, 63% said they would be interested in learning more about this feminine hygiene product, so we're answering your questions. 

In a recent interview conducted at the 2018 NACDS-TSE Expo with John Szustaczek, MBA, president of Ultumum Sales and Marketing Group, a company that recently launched their own menstrual cup, UltuCup, Szustaczek  explains some benefits women may experience when switching to a menstrual cup.

John Szustaczek: "There are a lot of benefits to switching to a menstrual cup. First and foremost, it allows you to wear the product for up to 12 hours at a time. You don't have to run to the washroom to change your product every 2 to 4 hours. Also, consumers save a lot of money. You end up buying 1 menstrual cup per year, and reusing that cup. An additional benefit is for the environment. Women who use a menstrual cup are not throwing away as much waste as they do with traditional feminine hygiene products."

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