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Menstrual waste refers to menstrual blood and associated vaginal and uterine discharge, as well as the menstrual material used to soak or collect menstrual blood. Menstrual materials or products include cloth, disposable sanitary pads, tampons, and menstrual cups.

Unsafe management of waste, including, menstrual waste affects both the environment and human health. Patna is dense and growing urban centre. Ensuring health of its population and the surrounding environment will be critical for the city’s development.