Why The Butterfly Cup Is The Best Alternative?

MANY young women in Zimbabwe struggle to manage their menstrual life owing to a plethora of challenges. In most cases, girls in communal areas use rags, mattress stuffing, grass or even cow dung to stop the flow of blood. This can be  extremely stressful and draining. To support women and young girls from the stress associated with menstruation, many alternatives have been introduced. However, from all these choices, The Butterfly Cup has emerged the much sort after alternative. Here is why!!! The answer is a mix of health, safety and…

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The History of Menstrual Cups

THE Menstrual Cup is not a new phenomenon. In as much as the idea is fairly new in Zimbabwe and only came onto the picture in 2016 after being cleared by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) to be distributed by The Butterfly Cup Company, the menstrual cup is actually and tried a tested method of managing menstrual hygiene in the first world countries. So the first big question one might have in mind is “Where have these amazing devices come from? The first menstrual cup to be…

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When can you use a Butterfly Cup?

The Butterfly cup is designed to give you the best experience, no matter what your lifestyle. By creating a seal with the wall of the vagina, the Butterfly Cup holds menstrual blood inside the body. This means there is no odour and no leakage. Combine this with the length of time a Butterfly Cup can be kept in place without needing to be emptied; 8-10 hours, and it is easy to see that the Butterfly Cup is able to support most women in most situations. Whether this is a lady…

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Will Using a Butterfly Cup Break The Hymen?

Today, science informs us that some girls are born without a hymen, that it can be so stretchy as to not break, even during penetrative sex or fragile enough that it breaks during regular exercise. The hymen has relatively few blood vessels and so bleeding is not guaranteed, even if it is broken during sexual intercourse. Just like so many other parts of our anatomy, the hymen comes in many shapes and sizes. Every girl is different. This means that whilst using a sanitary product that is inserted like a…

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Deforestation Threatens Traditional/Modern Medicines Future

CONTINUED depletion of vegetation for industrial, domestic and agricultural purposes, poses a great threat to the existence of traditional and scientific medicines, as they both rely heavily of biodiversity for medical sources, a top Traditional medicines practitioner has said. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, Zimbabwe National Practitioners  (ZINIPA) founding President, Mr  Friday Chishanyu said the destruction of vegetation was forcing traditional medicines practitioners to travel long distances in search of medicines. “The issue of deforestation is not affecting traditional medicines alone but both scientific and traditional medicines practices…

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Traditional Healers To Patent Medicines

TRADITIONAL healers are working towards patenting as well as improve on the packaging of traditional medicines and herbs in a bid to protect their works against duplication as well as keep in touch with developing business trends. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking at a Zimbabwe National Practitioners  (ZINIPA) meeting in Harare, ZINIPA founding President, Mr  Friday Chishanyu said it was time traditional healers move from old ways of doing business if they are to realize meaningful profits from their works. “We want to patent our work so as to avoid duplication…

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