My name is Priyanshi Kaira. I am from Indirapuram Public School, Indirapuram.
For years talking about menstruation is associated with shame and embarrassment. But today’s youth is more open about it, clearing out the superstitions and myth related to mensuration. Menstrual hygiene is vital to the empowerment and well-being of women and girls worldwide. There still are girls in rural areas who hardly use sanitary pads, they rely on the cloth which is actually unhygienic.
There are times when females often extend its use beyond the recommended time. This places the girl at increased risk of infections and has critical health implications. Even many girls in urban areas too, don’t know about menstruation and use of sanitary products when they menstruate first time. It’s very important to aware girls (as well as boys) about menstruation hygiene and encourage them to express themselves about their periods.
Giving them an informed choices about the different menstrual hygiene products – pads, tampons, menstrual cups is also very important. Tips regrading menstrual hygiene like changing pads every few hours, properly cleaning vaginal area, consulting a doctor when the periods and its flow is not regular. It’s necessary to educate and aware the males about it too because their support and openness is highly appreciated. Mensuration is not a taboo, it very normal for a healthy female.