In India 70% of women are suffering from reproductive tract infections because they don’t use sanitary napkins. Using clothes and other things during Period causes infections, which lead to many diseases including infertility and cervical cancer.
Few reasons on why sanitary napkins are not used/popular in remote areas, villages and small cities include
- Myths and misconceptions related to their usage
- Most of the shopkeepers are men, women are hesitant to buy from such shops
- Good quality sanitary napkins are very expensive thus not affordable