Every year, young girls and women walk through the doors of doctor’s offices and classrooms with questions about their menstrual health. Sadly, many of them walk out too embarrassed to ask the right questions.
We aren’t here to tell you the important role doctors and educators play in a young girl’s life. You probably already know that. But did you know that in some cases you may be the only person who they can talk to about puberty and menstruation?
As educated people, you know just as well as we do that the disposable lifestyles of the West are compromising the health of women and our planet. Think about all the toxins that seep into our world, the hormone injected foods we consume, the waste of disposable tampons and pads and the effects of oral contraceptives on women’s natural hormone rhythm. Now think about how these lifestyle choices are affecting a woman’s reproductive health and the young women who are unaware of the side effects these choices may bring.
Diva International needs the help of doctors and educators to spread the word on sustainable menstrual care. By educating young women about sustainable menstrual products, like The DivaCup, you can empower them to better care for their cycles and our planet. We have even found that there are still a number of doctors and educators who do not know that a reusable feminine hygiene products exist. If this is you, rest assured, our website offers all the information you need to know about menstrual cups and sustainable menstrual care.
We would love to send you a sample of our product for display in your doctor’s office, education kit or classroom along with some informational brochures to give away. We’ve even put together a list of a few ways you can better care for the menstruating women in your life:
Engage in your topic: Although the basics of Menstruation 101 haven’t changed, the educational resources you use and your overall enthusiasm about the topic can drastically influence your students’ and patients’ perception on the topic of menstruation.
Guest speakers: Invite a panel of moms, college women and grandmothers to share their first period experience with your class.
Community outreach: Invite a community women’s health group, passionate about menstrual care, to run a sustainable menstrual health workshop for your class.
Be Informed: Both doctors and educators of young women need to be aware of the trends and products of today’s menstrual culture.
Promote sustainable products: Feature products like The DivaCup in your doctor’s office or student health center, along with literature about the benefits of reusable menstrual products.
Encourage good nutrition: In addition to providing routine medical care, testing for food allergies, encouraging regular exercise and healthy eating and drawing from holistic remedies such as acupuncture and homeopathy may help to remedy menstrual cramps, depression, acne and PMS symptoms.
Provide resources: Giving young women your time and helpful resources can educate them about their bodies and give them the confidence they need to go through the period experience. If you would like to receive a demo DivaCup and fliers to showcase in your office please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.