Menstruation seems like a nightmare which comes back every month, for 30-35 years and women try to attenuate their pain and discomfort by seeking new and better ways to deal with it.To do so, they have their own choices for menstrual management. The materials used to catch blood flow includes cloth pads, tampons, menstrual cups, and sanitary pads etc.However, in Pakistan, most of the women are not guided and educated properly about menstrual management. According to Study on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Union Council Muzaffarabad/Azad Kashmir, 2010 UNICEF, 70 % of the responses were recorded by the women who used cloth instead of sanitary pads and the reasons for such consequences includes unavailability of protective materials, unwillingness of teachers to guide regarding menstrual hygiene,lack of designated washrooms with water & disposal facilities in schools, considering menstruation as a taboo and the lack of awareness. However using cloth during your periods can easily bring you a lot of worries together with the commonly assumed benefits. Mentioned below are some of the ways that how you can facilitate yourself with the sanitary pads:
Sanitary pads of good quality prevent leakage and save your valuable clothes from blood stains and you from humiliation. You can use them with any type of outfits you are wearing whether a casual one or a dazzling party wear with no worry of leakage to damage your clothes especially if you are having heavy bleeding.
Because they are thrown away as soon as they're soiled, disposable pads carry less risk of being misused than their cloth counterparts.Moreover, there is no need to clean up and dry them on a regular basis as it is required for cloth pads.The process of cleaning and drying cloth becomes more hectic if you are a working lady and get no time for such things.
Unlike cloth pads, sanitary pads come in a variety of styles, sizes and absorption levels. So, you can choose any of them which suits you the best. Also, they contain an odor which saves you from the pungent bleeding smell.
If you are out of the station and you suddenly encounter that you are on your periods and there is no chance for you to find your cloth pads in your luggage then you would certainly realize the importance of sanitary pads that are easily accessible and portable.So, in that case, you only need to go to some nearby marketplace to buy a pack of sanitary pads and don't worry about the money, they are not that expensive.
If not taken into care and not washed properly, cloth pads can cause vaginal infection which in turn is a harbinger to many harmful diseases. It occurs due to the formation of bacteria which happens as a result of uncleanliness. Therefore, you need to get yourself out of this headache of washing and drying cloth pads and switch to sanitary pads ASAP.
So, think thrice before using the cloth, and if you are doing so, then you need to stop using it ASAP because it is highly likely that you can get infected and damage your health.
Syeda Raiha Bukhari