News Frontliner Web Desk, 8 March 2019: Pain faced by women during menstruation cycle can well be a thing of past from this Women’s Day. Two Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi students chose the occasion of International Women’s Day today, to launch ‘Sanfe period pain relief roll-on’, which they claim will relieve periods pain and ease out the mood swings faced by women during menstruation cycle.
Sanfe is an essential oil-based natural formulation which can be conveniently applied on cramp-affected areas such as the lower abdomen, back, legs etc. It works on a heating-cooling sensation therapy. At first it cools the skin and provides a soothing effect, then heats it up and give relief to muscle and resolves cramps.
Sanfe comes in a 10 ml bottle which, the two IIT-ians says will lasts up to three months and will cost 169 INR.
The duo, 20 year old Archit Agarwal and 19 year old Harry Sehrawat, created ‘Sanfe stand and pee’ product last year which allowed women to stand and urinate using a cup-like device and saving them from touching any dirty toilet. This ‘Stand and pee’ idea reduces the chance of urinary tract infection (UTI) which the women are prone to while using public washrooms.
The idea for their latest device, period-pain relief roll-on came to them when their classmate could not study for her exam due to highly intense period pains. Talking to media, Archit Agarwal said, “We talk about women empowerment but basic issues that prevent women from getting a fair chance in life and stand up with men, often get neglected. During our research, we found that period pain forces over 40 per cent of women to miss their daily schedule.” Both the entrepreneurs known for their dedication towards “Women Empowerment” are pursuing BTech at IIT Delhi and are in their final year. Moving ahead too, they wish to develop technology for augmenting ‘social change’.