My name is Akshat Pratap Singh of Indirapuram Public School, Indirapuram.
“Prevention is better than cure”. We all must have encountered with this quote once in our life. Small but effective words. Once i was reading my science textbook in class 9th with full concentration and suddenly my father appeared asking what I was reading? And I replied ‘menstruation cycle and it’s management’. He surprising replied ‘you are very lucky to be reading about this because back when I was of your age, my book didn’t had this important topic’. From then this thought is stuck in my head that in our country like India which has the second largest population with all kinds of people, how many people would be there who wouldn’t know about this important thing that women/girls in adolescence period faces. Mensuration cycle is a biological process of ovulation and menstruation in women and other female primates. This is an very important process which a women faces and we as mens should provide love, care and support to our mothers, sisters or any women in our family. But what about the one’s both men and women who don’t know this that this process really occurs in a lifespan of a woman and of significant and important this process is? An another important term associated with mensuration cycle and the on which this essay is based on is Mentrual Hygiene. It is a process or way in which a women can use a clean material like sanitary pads to absorb or collect menstrual blood to prevent period related problems like Abnormal uterine bleeding, PMS, PMDD, Oligomenorrhea, Amenorrhea etc and stay safe. Before coming to importance and solutions, we must know the problems related to it and know the multiple challenges women and adolescent girls face in this process. Some of them are:-
These are some of the problems listed above which even makes more sense on understanding the importance and solutions regarding this problem. I know it’s very easy and simple to talk or write about this but to understand the pain and the real pressure women face due to this is very hard. According to me “The one who faces a problem actually knows the problem better than anybody”. Now coming upon to the importance of menstrual hygiene management. The goal of menstrual hygiene management is to ensure that women and girls can manage their periods in a way that is not only healthy, but that enables their full participation in school, work, and other activities. Because at its essence, menstruation is about reproduction. Due to MHM, women can work with their full potential even when they undergo periods and can stay healthy. Now discussing the solutions to the problems that I have listed above is very important. Some solutions are :-
I think women have proved to be a very important resource for development of nation and we must do support women through this problem. Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated on 28th May and we should all celebrate this day with pride and dignity because if there is no woman then there is no us.