A menstrual cup is a cup or barrier worn inside the vagina to collect menstrual fluid, it is an alternative to pads and tampons and it was invented in the 30s, but only recently is spreading in Italy. Unlike sanitary napkin it is reusable and it can last up to 10 years, so that it is very economical and environmental friendly. The aim of the study is to understand whether a menstrual cup may be a valid alternative to pads and tampons and evaluate if it is known among the midwives. Two questionnaires have been developed: one for women and one for midwives. The women’s one investigates the use of the menstrual cup, its comfort and efficiency, the presence of difficulties during insertion and removal; at last asks women who don’t use a menstrual cup if they would like to try it and if not requires a reason. The midwives’ one investigates their knowledge about menstrual cups, so technical questions have been demanded and finally they were asked what kind of woman they would recommend it to. 1190 women have answered the questionnaire and the ones who use menstrual cups are overall satisfied, even if they had difficulties with insertion and removal at the beginning, and nearly all of them will keep on using it and would recommend it to other women. One half of the women who don’t use a menstrual cup would like to try it and the other half says they wouldn’t like it because they think it is unhygienic and uncomfortable. 514 midwives answered the questionnaire and most of them are aware about menstrual cups and their technical aspects; there is some gap about the existence of different models of menstrual cups, who is indicated for and about the cleaning. To conclude a menstrual cup can be a valid alternative to pads and tampons and most of the midwives would recommend it to all woman or only to the ones who have confidence with their body, just a few midwives wouldn’t recommend a menstrual cup at all.
|Titolo:||LA COPPETTA MESTRUALE: UNA VALIDA ALTERNATIVA AD ASSORBENTI E TAMPONI. DONNE E OSTETRICHE A CONFRONTO|
MAURI, PAOLA AGNESE (Penultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2014|
|Parole Chiave:||Midwifery; menstrual cup|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/47 - Scienze Infermieristiche Ostetrico-Ginecologiche|
|Citazione:||LA COPPETTA MESTRUALE: UNA VALIDA ALTERNATIVA AD ASSORBENTI E TAMPONI. DONNE E OSTETRICHE A CONFRONTO / E. Meroni, P.A. Mauri, D. Bertoli. - [s.l] : Università degli Studi di Milano, 2014 Nov.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||08 - Relazione interna o rapporto di ricerca|