Which one of you ever got suprissingly her menstruation while travelling or just on the road? You rushed to the public toilet, searched the handbag and found everything else but no Tampon? And to make the matter worse, your best friend wasn’t there….!
Just imagine you are in a restaurant with friends , colleagues or on a date . You sneeze, cough or laugh and suddenly become incontinent, rush to the toilet and everything else is there in your handbag, but no sanitary-towel.
Heavy vaginal discharge because of stress, sickness, menopause, sexual arousal, pregnancy….etc. , but no sanitary-towel is in your bag! Bleeding caused by a hemorrhoid and you have no sanitary towel in your bag ......a nightmare!
At the school secretary we know that one can get a free sanitary-towel. But it is an embarassing and unpleasant situation for the teenagers...! So teenagers would rather ask their classmates for sanitary towels. But how many will they need to cover-up for the day?
There are 7 billion people in the world and the half of them are women
60% - 90% of women experience irregular menstruation because of ovulation fluctuation that changes the menstruation cycle. Only 10% have a perfect ovulation that really happens every 14 days.
86% of women have experienced spontaneous menstruation and have not had tampons or sanitary-towels with them.
75% of women have used unhygienic items such as toilet-paper to cover-up.
65% of women have cancelled their meetings because of having spontaneous menstruation and having no tampons or sanitary-towel with them.
According to the German self-help Incontinence Association there are over 200 million people having incontinence worldwide.
In Germany it is at least 10 million people who are incontinence and 25% of them are women. Incontinence is more numerous than high blood pressure, depression or even diabetis.
Among the women from the age of 20 – 30 years 10% are incontinent, among the women from the age of 40 – 50 years 25% are incontinent, and among the women at the age of 65 years and above 18% are incontinent.
Until 2050 incontinence will have increased to at least 30% within the German citizens.
A healthy vagina has a discharge which looks clear and thin, cheesy, white to slightly yellowish, thick and can slightly increase due to ovulation, sexually aroused, pregnancy etc
Unhealthy vaginal discharge which looks greenish, very watery, large amount, bloody (and not because of your period beginning) should be checked by a doctor!
I am Rhoda Fideler, founder of Meritacare. I am married and a proud mother of a beautiful girl. I made an apprenticeship and got a degree in nursing in Germany. I worked as a nurse before I founded Meritacare. As a woman I noticed that there was a lot of automats e.g für snacks, drinks, condoms, gums, toothbrushes, umbrellas…. etc. That´s all very good, but what I missed was an automat that served women’s NEED and not want! I decided to stand up, break the Taboo and make the world of all the women a better one!
Why I do this?-
By providing automats for tampons and sanitary towels we stop the tabu-topic and offer a flexible hygiene solution that solves women's problem in public toilets. That enriches every woman’s lifestyle .
You're welcome to call me. I am looking forward to our conversation!