Let it flow – How a cup can change your life!

Dr. Hasan Abdessamad

DivaCup Menstrual Cup - Dr. Hasan Abdessamad, Vancouver A patient told me how she manages her menstrual bleeding. « I use the DivaCup » she enthusiastically narrated with a big smile on her face as she reached to her purse and pulled out a silk colourful bag with a fresh floral design. « It is a silicon cup that I insert in my vagina when my period starts. I remove, clean and replace it every 12 hours. It is easy. »

A menstrual cup is a flexible cup or barrier worn inside the vagina during menstruation to collect menstrual fluid. Unlike tampons and pads, the cup collects menstrual fluid rather than absorbing it. Menstrual cups are usually made from medical grade silicone.

« I have been using it for years » my patient tells me. Apparently, it significantly helps her manage the blood flow that she made it the perfect gift to her friends.

How have I never heard about it, yet!? On my lunch…

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