No one should be limited by something as natural and normal as menstruation. Essity strives to empower everyone to manage her menstruations safely, hygienically, with confidence, and without shame. We advocate this day, and throughout the year around the importance of breaking stigma’s around periods and accessibility to menstrual facilities.
42% of women have refrained from school or work because of menstruation. This is a global issue that we at Essity are committed to take action on by opening the conversation to support period-safe education and work environments.
Women’s experience of period pain is complex and still desperately underacknowledged. Specifically, 79% admitted they had not sought help from healthcare professionals despite having worrying symptoms. As part of Project V, we have together with our brand Bodyform created #Painstories, to raise the discussion and awareness about women’s experiences of pain.
Women’s health has often been side-lined and seen as a niche area. However, tides are changing, as we show in this episode of our podcast. We are talking with Gabrielle Jackson (Australian Guardian), Lina Behrens (Flying Health), Mimi Billing (Sifted.eu), Chantelle Bell (Syrona Women), Leo Martinez (Colorimetrix), Daniela Kehrer (Essity Ventures) and Celine Jahn (Essity) about the femtech future.
Our FemCare brands strive to provide women with opportunities to choose the period product that best suits their lifestyle and respond to all women’s diverse needs more sustainably. We have just launched two additional new innovative menstrual solutions in our wide product portfolio: Washable Period Underwear and Menstrual Cups.
Over 62% of people agree women’s health and intimate experiences such as miscarriage, endometriosis, and menopause are not talked about openly. Watch our brand Bodyform's campaign, #Wombstories, telling the unspoken truths of women's bodies and breaking the silence surrounding women’s intimate experiences with menstrual and reproductive health.
In our 2020 study, it is shown that there is a negative trend globally, with fewer and fewer parents talking about menstruation with their daughters at home. Periods are natural, yet home conversations to create trust and understanding still don not seem to happen everywhere. We are dedicated to breaking the taboo and help to drive these sensitive conversations.
Stress during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may be affecting the body and menstrual cycles. Staying positive during the pandemic can be difficult, our brand Bodyform has put together some creative activities to support every unique woman and girl during these difficult times.
Many girls and women around the world can’t afford or struggle to buy menstrual products, this is a problem that holds them back. Together with our brand Bodyform, we are committed to help continue fight against period poverty globally.