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World Menstrual Hygiene day is celebrated on May 28. To highlight this day, I bring you a video by activist Sinu Joseph opening up on this hush-hush topic.
Many young girls in India are not informed or educated well enough about menstruation before its onset. They are not aware that they would experience this biological process. So, when it does happen they get scared, fearing that they have contracted a serious disease. One can imagine what would go through the tender minds of these young girls.
Surprisingly while researching on this article, I discovered that girls from many parts of our country are not aware about the use of sanitary napkins. This clearly confirms that we are not enlightened enough on the subject. I personally feel that every girl needs to be enlightened, so that she doesn’t become anxious or scared when it actually happens.
It’s also essential to create awareness on menstruation hygiene as it is closely connected to women’s health.
Poor menstruation hygiene affects the reproductive tract of women which could lead to various health problems. We are also aware of the several cultural taboos and myths that are linked with menstruation too. How often do we hear stories that girls with periods were not allowed to enter the kitchen or eat certain kinds of food.
The main objective of this day is to create awareness and break the silence on menstrual hygiene management. This day could also be utilized to discuss the problems that women undergo during this period at home, school and work.
Watch Sinu Joseph talk on the subject in this engaging video.
Image is a screenshot from the video
Diana has worked as an Editor/Writer and Content Manager for various digital platforms and hopes that each word written in this space supports, motivates and inspires her readers in India or across seas. Besides read more...
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I wanted to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting 'win' moments.
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