Monday 23 October 2017

Half of women are uncomfortable in social situations during their period study reveals

Research revealed that 47pc of women are socially uncomfortable when they’re menstruating
Research revealed that 47pc of women are socially uncomfortable when they’re menstruating
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Almost half of women are wary about social situations while they are on their period, a new study has found.

Research revealed that 47pc of women are socially uncomfortable when they’re menstruating and avoid certain situations while they are on their period.

The study on hygiene habits also found that only a quarter of women worry about not having washed their hands after going to the toilet while 26pc aren’t concerned if their hair is greasy before they begin their day.

One in five women surveyed were uncomfortable when not wearing deodorant while 60pc did not feel uncomfortable if they hadn't shaved.

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Researchers at SCA, who conducted the research, quizzed 13492 people from 13 countries including the UK, US, Sweden and France on their hygiene habits and cleanliness hang-ups.

The research published in a report entitled Hygiene Matters also found that more than while 25pc of women have said a stinky colleague caused them discomfort in the work place only 17pc said they would confront someone about their poor hygiene.

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Meanwhile, research released earlier this week found that four out of five women do not show daily.

Only 21 pc of women surveyed took a shower or bath each day and more than one third admitted leaving it as long as three days between each wash.

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