Received: 25 August 2020
Accepted: 2 November 2020
First Online: 25 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval was obtained from the Kathmandu Medical College Public Ltd. Institutional Review Committee Sinamangal (affiliated to Ethical Review Board, Nepal Health Research Council) (Ref: 150320191). Written informed consent was obtained from the participants or from their parents (in case of participants under the age of 18 years) before the start of each FGD. The anonymity and confidentiality of the participants were ensured by removing all identifiers except the school grades in the presentation of the results.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. <i>MonthlyCup</i> (Indumedic, Munka-Ljungby, Sweden), the company that manufactured the menstrual cups used in the pilot study, had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpreting or writing of the report. None of the researchers has had any commercial interest in the product. Some of the co-authors of this study (ME, MvS and OB) had a role in the community as representatives of a non-governmental organization involved in health care provision and public health promotion in Thokarpa, Sindupalchowk, Nepal.