Frequently asked questions
MENSTRUAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE
Healthy employees = happy employees.
Menstruation is a vital component to the overall health and wellbeing of all who menstruate and the average female will menstruate for over 40 years of her life. When menstruation is managed improperly it not only results in negative health outcomes, but broader negative societal impacts such as unequal opportunities and economic loss.
FACT: 7 out of 10 Swiss menstruators have left the office to find period products when in an emergency and of those who go home, 30% stay home for the remainder of the day.
The products Fem.Friendly uses are 100% biodegradable and packaged in eco-friendly and waste-minimizing manners. Pads are wrapped in MATER-BI, which is a cornstarch-based biodegradable and compostable plastic.
By using Fem.Friendly, your comany will be contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in an actionable and measurable way. Most specifically you will be positively reinforcing the following goals:
We partner with leading brand, Organ(y)c, to stock our dispensers with GOTS certified non-applicator tampons and MADE SAFE™ certified pads with wings.
The products are trusted by gynecologists and dermatologists and DO NOT contain any of the harmful chemicals like synthetics, polymers and chlorine that are traditionally present in non-organic products. Every piece is individually wrapped to avoid cross-contamination and ensure the highest possible hygiene standards.
Your company is unique, and there are several factors that influence which subscription will best fit your space and users. Request a quote and we will happily get back to you as soon as posisble to provide you with a more detailed estimate and a free on-site consultation.
MENSTRUAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS
Healthy students = happy and successful students.
Menstruation is a vital component to the overall health and wellbeing of all who menstruate and while the average female will menstruate for over 40 years of her life, almost every menstruator will begin their period during their schooling years. Young people have more frequent period emergencies and are less likely to be able to afford products. Students report feeling ashamed, distracted, unsettled and embarrassed when they are not prepared for their periods while at school.
FACT: 1 in 5 menstruators in Swiss Romande feel they cannot always afford the products they need and 95% of those who cannot afford products are under the age of 25.
FACT: 7 out of 10 Swiss menstruators have had to leave school in an emergency to find the menstrual products they needed.