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We know that using menstrual cups can save all kinds of tampons and pads from landfills. But now, they can also save girls from missing school. For every menstrual cup purchased, Ruby Cup (rubycup.com) donates one to a girl in East Africa, where pads are expensive and not having adequate options can often keep girls at home during their time of the month. The cups are distributed by way of an educational workshop that teaches reproductive health and also aims to take the stigma out of menses—period.

By Lisa Butterworth

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