This is the first Indian city to install sanitary pad vending machines on a large scale
In an important step for menstrual hygiene, the western Indian city of Ajmer has become the first in the country to install sanitary napkin vending machines on a large scale, with around 70 of them being set up across the city.
Only 12% of the 355 million Indian women in the reproductive age group use sanitary napkins, partly because they are not affordable or or inaccessible due to the social taboos surrounding menstruation. Instead, the remaining 88% women resort to traditional methods such as old cloth, leading to poor menstrual hygiene and infections. Read more…
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