Sustainable Menstruation India – a facebook group with 21k + members has been the support group for women to move to eco-friendly options of period care. I joined the group when it was less than 2000 members – why create another when one exists. Veena Rajappa, Claire Rao, Dr Meenakshi Bharat, Shilpi Sahu and I were first few who got together and started promoting it – a media mention by us in early day added 3000 women on a single day! We got a shot in the arm when Sindhu , Smita, and Priyanka Jain joined and Green the Red was formed. We continued using this Facebook group to send women for more information and hundreds of nameless women like us continued to answer questions of newbies there. This is the group where i have personally answered thousands of questions and gained knowledge to launch Stonesoup Wings – first stemless cup in the world. And on April 18th, the admin we didn’t know, decided to shut down the group! No discussion, a unilateral decision. We have decided to open Stonesoup Support to all women – women who use our cups or not. Sustainable Menstruation Support by Stonesoup https://www.facebook.com/groups/sswings/
And we asked Dr Meenakshi Bharath, a leading gynecologist, a green soul and our co sustainable menstruation campaigner to answer the questions Preethi has raised. Dr Meenakshi's response is enclosed.