Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Period?

Getting a period is a natural and healthy process, when women shed their uterine lining. Learn how long a “normal” period lasts and how to manage period pain.

What are the benefits of sanitary napkins?

There are many benefits of using sanitary pads. Causes it’s just not a matter of absorption but of hygiene too. Due to unhygienic practices reproductive organs infections urinary tract infections and even hold bad infections can occur cervical cancer risk increases stepping into puberty.

Having the period conversation with your daughter

Talk to your daughter that a getting period is normal and healthy. Here are some tips for talking to your daughter about menstruation cycle to break society stigma around period.

Can you get infected during periods?

Yes, Lack of menstrual hygiene is the main culprit behind infections during periods. Access to sanitary napkins for periods, clean water and sanitation are basic rights for women for a healthy period. Out of shame and lack of resources, women are forced to use old rags, hay, mud-practically anything that can absorb blood. Such unhygienic practices can lead to urinary tract infection, reproductive tract infection, yeast infections and even sepsis. Wearing sanitary napkins for more than 6 hours, using unclean sanitary napkins and not cleaning genitals properly could also invite infections.

What is Puberty?

Puberty happens to everyone! It’s a physical change that happens as you become an adult, usually between the ages of 10-14. As a girl, you’ll know you’re going through puberty when you notice your body going through physical changes like more definition in your waistline, development of breasts, and—of course—your first period

When will my periods Start?

Everybody is different, but periods usually start somewhere between the ages of 10-14, and about 50% of girls will start their period by the age of 12. Don’t worry if you start your period earlier or later than your friends—it’s totally normal!

How Long will my periods last?

Most girls and women find that periods last for about 5-7 days, and that they get their period approximately once a month. After a couple of years of having your period your body will settle into a pattern that’s unique to you, and you'll be familiar with how many days of bleeding to expect. If you notice that you don’t get your period very often, or if it lasts for longer than 7 days, it might be a good idea to check in with your doctor.

How can I get rid of cramps and Pain during my periods .

Here are some surefire ways to feel better during your period. Try relaxing with a warm bath or hot water bottle – the warmth will ease overall tension and pain. It’s also important to stay active and eat well to help combat that dreaded bloat that many girls face as a symptom of PMS. If you find that nothing is truly helping you feel better, or that the pain is affecting your schoolwork or ability to enjoy activities overall, you can always talk to your gynaecologist or doctor about other treatments.

How Often Should I change my pads?

You should change your pad depending on your flow. It may seem like you bleed a lot during your period, but most girls normally lose between 4 and 12 teaspoons of blood during an average period. In the first 1-2 days of your period, you may bleed more heavily and need to change it often. If you are using pads with high absorbing capacity, then you can wear these for as long as 6 hours. Like when you are sleeping at night

What ‘s discharge ?

Vaginal discharge happens to every woman and it is your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and healthy. You’ll notice that discharge tends to changes in both color and appearance over the course of the month, and that normal discharge ranges in color from colorless to yellow and has no smell. If you notice any changes or if you aren’t sure if your discharge is normal, you can always ask your doctor

How will Puberty affects my breasts?

There’s no one way that puberty will affect your breasts. Some girls see a big increase in their cup size while other girls may see very little change at all. The important thing to remember is that every girl is different, and there’s no “perfect” cup size. Some girls also feel their breasts are sore or more sensitive during puberty—this pain, or lack of pain, is normal.

What about the odors?

Menstrual blood generally starts to smell when it comes in contact with air, like when it leaves your body. Lucky for you, our Yoricare’s napkins are made with odour control system which helps prevents odour for a fresh and confident feeling.

What is Anion Chip in Sanitary Napkins ?

The Anion chip in pads releases negative ions that lets you experience the benefits. Each Napkin is embedded with an anion chip that brings host of benefits, most notably of which are: prevents bacteria during menstruation, reduces feminine discomfort and eliminates unwanted odors.

What is the right pH level for intimate hygiene products?

An intimate hygiene product must therefore be chosen according to the pH of the external parts of the intimate area, as well as the intended use: For daily use when no disorder is present, products with a pH somewhere between 4.5 and 7 will be suitable.

Are sanitary pads the best option for menstruating women?

Pads are user-friendly way to manage your period flow. It is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory so it prevents bacterial infection. It absorbs the liquid easily.

Menstruation, as a subject, is still taboo in most parts of India. How can we further the conversation? Also, how can we include men in the conversation?

Menstruating women is widespread in India, where periods have long been a taboo and considered impure. They are often excluded from social and religious events, denied entry into temples and shrines and even kept out of kitchens. In the Hindu faith, women are prohibited from participating in normal life while menstruating. Many schools host special sessions for girls to talk to them about this biological process and prepare them for the transformations their bodies might go through because of it. Men need to be more involved in conversations about periods .The male respondents displayed a slightly more liberal attitude .They shy away from having these conversations with their daughters, wives and mothers.
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