Ellas.mx.- According to the statistics firm ReportLinker, the menstrual cup has positioned itself in the emerging market as a very attractive product, since last year it was valued at $ 1.15 billion worldwide. By 2023, it is estimated to reach $ 1.4 billion.
Due to this, a large number of glasses have proliferated that do not comply with the certifications of the corresponding health authorities and, therefore, can put the health of those who use them at risk.
A pirate cup can be identified thanks to its material and shape, since in many of them they have clear information on the quality and origin of their components, which could cause allergies. In addition to this, some may have edges or leftover materials that can cause internal tears or scratches.
The packaging and instructions it is also an indicator. Some glasses come from other countries and, despite this, they do not have import stamps and sometimes they lack instructions in Spanish. They also carry designs copied from other authorized brands and usually have generic names related to the term cup, in addition to being in packages that fall apart and are of poor quality.
Similarly, the media presence, since a pirate cup will most likely not give much information on your website or social networks.
Compared to the above, the original cups provide clarity in the materials, the instructions in the language and a page where you can review the certification and the sanitary registry, as well as ask your questions.
In the case of Mexico, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) is the indicated body that approves that all the requirements for the manufacture and sale of menstrual cups are met. To be sure that the cup you purchased has this record, go to the website or call the Commission.
In addition, the health registration number must always be visible on the packaging and advertising; You will be able to recognize it because it is made up of letters and numbers that end with the initials of the Ministry of Health.
In this sense, ProFemme offers menstrual opa made with TPE (thermoplastic elastomer), a certified medical grade material that complies with the ISO 10993 standard and guarantees its biocompatibility.
About, Sally santiago, brand manager, explains that “menstrual cups must comply with NOM 241, that is, with the Certificate of Good Practices in order to obtain the sanitary registration from Cofepris. In addition to checking with technical and scientific information and toxicity tests that the product does not cause damage or reactions.”
Before purchasing a menstrual cup, make sure that it meets all the above characteristics to avoid any complications.