This year the students of IIT Delhi took an initiative towards #StandupForYourself campaign, to bring about a change by inventing a device for women that allows them to stand while peeing.
The device, “Sanfe (Sanitation for female)”,¬†was launched for developing the habit of proper sanitation and hygiene, lack of which usually led and exposed one out of every two women to Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). It is priced at Rs. 10 and has been tried and tested at the AIIMS.
Under this very campaign, 1 lakh free samples will be distributed to all the women across the country.
“Sanfe will also liberate females from the constant burden of withholding their urge to pee. The product will be ideal for pregnant women, women with arthritis, differently-abled, to be used at public toilets at railway stations, trains and bus terminals,”¬†Archit Agarwal, a B.Tech student and the co-founder of Sanfe said.
“The coating material of the product is water resistant in nature. It is biodegradable and ergonomically designed. Women can also use this during their menstruation cycle. It has a flexible design and needs only a single hand to use, which is extremely useful in case of women wearing traditional Indian attire. The flaps in the onetime use product are gentle on the skin to ensure that no scratch or itch takes place” said Mr. Agarwal