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a VirtualTourist member from London

Mount Everest

Burning Lady Waste....

I have a friend that's trekking to Base Camp in October and I promised to try and find a solution to her problem and its not one for the guys I'm afraid...

She's travelling with a group of men and going to find herself on her period at some point on the trip. She's been told that she's can't wear tampons due to TSS at that altitude and that she's going to have to carry her 'waste' with her the whole way. Mmmm mmm. The alternative is to burn towels, but after a little experiment this doesn't work, you're just left with a mess of melted plastic!

Has anyone got any better ideas than self sealing sandwich bags? :)


2 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Barnsley

hi there
tell your friend to ask her doctor for some pills to that will delay her period, my daughter had the same prpblem during an activity holiday and that seemed to be an acceptable solution


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Delaware

I had the same thought. Basically, if you take the correct dosage of birth control pills throughout the trip, you can avoid getting a period until you stop taking them. In fact, there is a prescription birth control pill called Seasonale that results in women getting periods only 3-4x per year. This is completely safe and any GP or gynecologist will be able to provide the prescription.

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