Access to affordable and sustainable menstrual hygiene is key to improving menstrual health. As there is a lack of consensus around how we understand the concepts of sustainability, we choose to emphasize equality in our vision. Spacerpad is a menstrual pad that works well for all socioeconomic classes. In addition, the product is durable over time, which makes the solution economically and environmentally friendly.
Menstrual health is defined by an expert group in the field 1 as: “… a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in relation to the menstrual cycle”. The definition is in direct line with the WHO definition of health from 1948.
Health can also be considered a balance between what people want and can do, or the ability to act to realize their goals 2. Experiencing menstrual health can then mean that menstruation enables – and does not prevent – us from realizing our dreams!
- Hennegan, Julie, Winkler, Inga T., Nobel, Chris, Keiser, Danielle, Hampton, Janie, Larsson, Gerda, Chandra-Mouli, Venkatraman, Plesons, Marina & Mahon, Thérèse (2021) Menstrual health: a definition for policy, practice, and research, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 29:1, 31-38, DOI: 10.1080/26410397.2021.1911618
- Nordenfelt, Lennart (1991). Livskvalitet och hälsa: teori & kritik. 1. uppl. Solna: Almqvist & Wiksell