Women experience many body changes as they reach adolescence. Some may come as a welcome change like the formation of the shape of the body but there are some changes which can be painful and irritable; this is menstruation. Menstruation is a part of the reproductive cycle; preparing the body for pregnancy. When no pregnancy happens, shedding of the lining of the uterus occurs. The menstrual period is actually tissue and blood that comes from the uterus. This in turn passes out of the woman’s body through her v****a.
A woman may start having her monthly period starting from the age of eleven until fourteen but there are some incidents wherein a woman may have it earlier or a bit later. The monthly period usually last for about 3-5 days. A woman goes through some other changes while having her period like food cravings, abdominal pain, sore breasts, mood swings and headache. But aside from these, the woman may also face danger because of using sanitary napkins.
1. Cotton Pads
The materials used for cotton pads are mostly products that have used pesticides and herbicides. When these chemicals enter the body, you can just imagine how bad the effect will be.
This substance may cause some abnormalities in the growth of tissues and this is one of the components of the sanitary napkins. Regular use of sanitary pads may cause several kinds of diseases and infections in the private parts.
As you all know, the menstruation have a foul smell so most women prefer using scented sanitary napkins to cover the unwanted stench. The substance of these kinds of napkins may enter the bloodstream which can lead to infections and abnormalities. This substance may also cause infertility, birth complications that will affect the infant among others.
4. Gel Pads
These kinds of pads contain cellulose which is one of the most dangerous causes of c****r of the cervix. The second leading cause of d***h among the women is the c****r of the cervix so if the use of sanitary gel pads can be avoided, so much the better.
5. Impermeable Layer
Moisture and heat that gets trapped in the private areas of a woman may cause different kinds of bacteria. This layer of the sanitary napkin prevents wetness from passing through and staining the clothes but this also blocks the passage of air.
Every time a woman undergoes menstruation, it always causes irritation around the g*****l areas which at times may lead to infection. This irritation may bring about lumps. To avoid this, change your napkin every two to three hours or even lesser if the flow is heavy.
This is what you may say as one of the most dangerous things to use when a woman has her monthly period. Using a tampon can bring damage to the organ because of the materials and chemicals used in producing it. Its main component is the Phthalates which is also used in the production of PVC pipes to make it flexible. A tampon that stays too long in the v****a may also cause TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome). This may rarely happen but it can be very dangerous. It shouldn’t be left in the v****a too long and must be replaced every 4-8 hours. Watch out for weakness, sore throat, fever, muscle aches and rashes when using tampon.
A woman uses around 16,800 pads in a lifetime so you can just imagine how many solid and toxic wastes may be contributing to the environment. If sanitary pads will be improperly disposed of, this will cause hazard to the environment. The use of these napkins is hard to prevent so make sure that it is disposed properly.