Let there be change: Happy Menstrual Day

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Mensuration is something which is still a taboo in some part of India and the mindset is still the same. Things are on its way to work out. The more people get educated more it will help the society to get back to normal.

Menstruation is one of the most significant processes a woman’s body undergoes.

“A UNICEF study shows that in India, inadequate awareness about menstrual hygiene compels 23% girls to drop out of schools after they start menstruating. Therefore, it is no wonder that we tend to get flustered with the idea of getting our very first period, often forgetting to pay attention to the need for ensuring good menstrual hygiene. This is a stage where girls are often confused and scared as to how to go about their first period since knowledge on basic hygienic practices towards menstruation is often not well addressed,” said Sharana Jhangiani, Head of Community, Nua. Mensuration is something which is still a taboo in some part of India and the mindset is still the same. Things are on its way to work out. The more people get educated more it will help the society to get back to normal. Speaking with Dr. Puja Maitra about the mensuration cycle, she said, “Menstrual hygiene is one of the most ignored part of public health in this country and also sub continent.Too much hush hush atmosphere prevails surrounding a normal physiological phenomenon and It’s being levelled as unholy thing is most unfortunate. Time has changed,so we all should open up and speak amongst us and as well speak with our daughters how to use sanitary napkins,how to dispose,how to understand the symptoms regarding irrugular,scanty,heavy,painful or abnormal menstruation and definitely not to use clothes.”
This Menstrual Hygiene Day, promise yourself a happy and healthy period by understanding your body better!

By: Riya Siddhacharjee

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