A former pole health teacher has launched what’s being dubbed Scotland’s first menstrual cup model with £1 from every product bought going to native girls’s charities.
ulie Fitzpatrick has based Femcup in a bid to supply an environmentally pleasant various to tampons and sanitary towels.
The 42-year-old from Glasgow beforehand owned a series of pole health studios throughout Scotland however determined to start out up her personal menstrual cup firm whereas finding out for a dietary remedy diploma.
Shockingly one in 10 of the 800 million folks, day by day, which have their interval can not afford menstrual care merchandiseJulie Fitzpatrick
She stated: “Femcup is greater than only a sanitary product.
“It has been created to supply a product that’s safer for folks’s our bodies, higher for the atmosphere and a one buy various for these in want who can’t afford or aren’t capable of entry sanitary merchandise.
“Shockingly one in 10 of the 800 million folks, day by day, which have their interval can not afford menstrual care merchandise, in lots of cultures inflicting them to overlook out on education, schooling and work each month for worry of being ridiculed in the event that they have been to bleed via.
“In addition, there are immense well being dangers that include utilizing rags and cloths as a substitute which may result in bacterial infections, infertility and probably even demise.”
Last 12 months Scotland turned the primary nation on this planet to move laws making interval merchandise corresponding to tampons and sanitary pads freely accessible to all to sort out interval poverty.
But that has not stopped Ms Fitzpatrick, who can be within the strategy of organising a charity to help girls and youngsters nonetheless going through issues getting merchandise.
She added: “For folks to be confronted with these circumstances in this day is unacceptable, which led me to additionally arrange the charity Change4GlobalChange the place £1 for each product bought will go in the direction of supporting girls and kids.
“The preliminary plan is to focus at a grassroots stage, supporting Scottish girls’s charities elevating £20,000 from contributions from gross sales in 12 months one, and supporting a minimum of 10,000 people within the UK with their very own cups.”