Updated on December 18, 2023

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Created on September 26, 2019

FitCup™

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FitCup™ is a reusable menstrual cup that comes with a sterilizing case for storage.

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  1. Be Girl
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Product Description

FitCup™ is a menstrual management kit with a silicone menstrual cup. The kit also includes a Sterilizing Case, which is used to store the cup. The product is made from high-grade medical silicone and is manufactured in the USA.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$28.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product is available through their website.

Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is mass-produced in the USA.

Intellectural Property Type

Trademark

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product from BeGirl's website.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Absorbency types

N/A

Absorbent base materials

N/A

Usability Features

Silicone menstrual cup

Design Specifications

FitCup™ is a menstrual cup made from medical-grade silicone. The cup is reusable and can be folded to fit into the vaginal canal to collect the menstrual flow. The cup can hold up to 30 mL of the flow and can be work for 12 hours. A sterile cup is included in the kit to store, clean, and sterilize the cup in between the cycles.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer

Replacement Components

None

Lifecycle

Lasts at least 5 years with proper care

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Designer specific performance targets include ease-of-use, durable, and accessible.

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown 

Safety

No known safety hazards are related to this product. However, consultation from a medical practitioner on using the cup is recommended. 

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

Beksinska, M.E., Smit, J., Greener, R., Todd, C.S., Lee, M.L.T., Maphumulo, V. and Hoffmann, V., 2015, Acceptability and performance of the menstrual cup in South Africa: a randomized crossover trial comparing the menstrual cup to tampons or sanitary pads, Journal of Women’s Health, 24(2), pp.151-158.

Zoller, H., 1974, U.S. Patent No. 3,845,766, Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

North, B.B. and Oldham, M.J., 2011, Preclinical, clinical, and over-the-counter postmarketing experience with a new vaginal cup: menstrual collection, Journal of Women’s Health, 20(2), pp. 303-311.

Koks, C.A., Dunselman, G.A., de Goeij, A.F., Arends, J.W. and Evers, J.L., 1997, Evaluation of a menstrual cup to collect shed endometrium for in vitro studies, Fertility and sterility, 68(3), pp. 560-564.

 

Compliance with regulations

Both the FitCup and Sterilizing Case are made with medical-grade silicone and are compliant with FDA standards

Other Information

None

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