As per study in India only 12% of women uses Sanitary Napkins and percentage is much lower in Rural Areas. It is observed that 20 percent of girls did not use toilet in school during menstruation. It is for fear of staining it, and more than two out of five girls had no idea about menstruation when they started with their periods. Of those who had some idea, only 16 percent received any information in school. There is a potential loss on economic and social front to India as a result of girls dropping out of school due to menstrual health issues and thus getting into early marriages and early pregnancies.
More girls in schools means universal primary education and increased gender parity while contributing to eradication of poverty. Educated mothers also contribute to improved maternal health and reduction in child mortality.
There is an urgent need to educate girls about the menstruation cycle. However, numerous webinars, seminars, and campaigns are organize in various parts of the country; to create awareness regarding the menstruation cycle and period hygiene. Schools and Colleges need to schedule meetings related to the menstruation cycle. Even there are various problems related to the menstruation cycle, which women need to understand.
Installation of a Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine is the only solution to this problem. If Schools, Colleges, and Office place install Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine; it will help women maintain their period hygiene during menstruation cycles. It will also avoid rushing into the medical store to get a sanitary napkin and carrying a sanitary pad everywhere during periods.
Hence, educating and creating awareness for use of Sanitary Napkins and as well provide easy access to Sanitary Napkins using Vending Machine is of prime need. Sanitary Napkin Vending machine can be install at School, Colleges, Office, Malls, Cinema Theaters, Girls Hostels, and Housing Societies