Survey from “PATH”
I was contacted by a representative from PATH, a health organisation who is doing research into menstrual products in developing countries. They asked me to share surveys they are doing, so that menstrual cup users can give feedback on their cup use, that may be helpful.
My name is Celina and I’m a big fan of this forum and the supportive online community you’ve fostered. I work for PATH, a global health nonprofit based in Seattle, Washington that is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of women and children around the world.
Research suggests that without access to affordable, reliable menstrual care products, girls and women in developing countries may resort to using unhygienic alternatives like feathers, soil, strips of mattress, or old rags to absorb menstrual blood. We feel strongly that increasing menstrual hygiene options for girls and women has implications for their health, education and gender equity. PATH is interested in improving upon existing models of menstrual cups, to design an affordable product that would be appropriate for girls and women in developing countries. We’ve created three short surveys to better understand users preferences and experiences with different menstrual cups and would greatly appreciate your feedback.
- If you currently, or have ever used a reusable menstrual cup, you can take our 10 minute survey HERE.
- If you currently, or have ever use a disposable menstrual cup (Instead Softcup), we’d love your feedback HERE.
- If you currently, or have ever used a diaphragm off label as a menstrual cup, we’d love to hear from you HERE.
The more feedback we receive, the better we will understand women’s needs and preferences. Thank you for your support, and please let me know if you have any questions!