Episode 4 — Beyond Kegels: What Does Reproductive Health Really Mean?
Today we talk with Elise Maxwell from OVA Woman, a hub for women to find the most innovative women's intimate health products, such as menstrual cups and absorbent underwear.
We talk about:
-How did Elise become interested in reproductive health?
-How Elise started OVA Woman.
-What’s the lowdown on pelvic floor health and why it is important.
-What are kegels and why you need to do more than just those to strengthen the pelvic floor.
-How a lot of women are impacted by pelvic floor health but they don’t know.
-Are men impacted by pelvic floor health as well?
-What are long-term implications for ignoring your pelvic floor health?
-How practicing good pelvic health can prevent surgery later on.
-What are the regulations around feminine hygiene products and why should you care?
-How the ingredients in feminine hygiene products could be affecting you.
-Tips for how you can change your feminine hygiene routine if you’re having issues with dryness, irritability, etc.
-What are alternatives to tampons and maxi pads?
-What are the best feminine hygiene products on the market?
-How can you try a new feminine hygiene routine without feeling intimidated or scared?
-What feminine hygiene products Elise recommends.
-What are the best brands of menstrual cups?
-How to bring up feminine hygiene routines with your friends to get the conversation going.
-Who Elise looks up to in business.
-What one health habit Elise could never give up.
-What Elise would tell her 20-year-old self.
-What Elise hopes her 50-year-old self tells her.
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BWOM App: https://www.b-wom.com/en/
FDA regulation on tampons and their verdict on asbestos and dixoin: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/PatientAlerts/ucm070003.htm
Protest for more transparency on ingredients: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/business/under-pressure-feminine-product-makers-disclose-ingredients.html
Ova article on LENA cup: http://ovawoman.com/blogs/ova-stories/115131334-two-thumbs-up-for-the-lena-cup
Ova article on tips for trying the cup for the first time: http://ovawoman.com/blogs/ova-stories/89731846-5-tips-for-trying-the-menstrual-cup
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