"While it is welcome the minister is attempting to reduce the cost associated with menstruation
, he should be going one further and removing the financial barrier."
"We at Niine believe in bringing positive social changes and will continue to make efforts to break the social stigma on menstruation
hygiene and empower our girls and women.
They should join the discussion on sexuality not only on menstruation
but other issues affecting young people including HIV/Aids, pregnancy and relationships with the opposite sex to enhance comprehensive sexuality education.
Most of the efforts to date focus on providing products to manage menstruation
and limited interventions seek to increase awareness.
The Spearman Correlation test was used in the evaluation of the relationship between menstruation
duration and hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels, fatigue and QoL.
Adequate Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) as defined by WHO and UNICEF is: "Women and adolescent girls use a clean material to absorb or collect menstrual blood and this material can be changed in privacy as often as necessary for duration of menstruation
, MHM also includes using soap and water for washing the body as required and having access to facilities to dispose of used menstrual management materials"10.
To determine the menstrual pattern, menstrual disorders, information regarding menstruation
and taboos associated with menstruation
among female medical students of university of rural North India.
Menstrual hygiene is the personal hygiene during menstruation
. It consists of bathing daily for comfort, using clean, dry absorbent material and disposal of used pads/material and to feel fresh, keep perieneal area clean from anterior to posterior15,16.
A pre-designed pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire with both closed-ended and open-ended questions included topics relating to awareness about menstruation
, source of information regarding menstruation
, hygiene practiced during menstruation
, restricted activities practiced during menstruation
, and awareness regarding symptoms of RTIs which were used for data collection.
and menstrual practices are still clouded by taboos and sociocultural restrictions, resulting in adolescent girls remaining ignorant of scientific facts and hygienic health practices which sometimes result in adverse health issues.
The phenomenon of menstruation
is what makes pregnancy, the conception of human life, the birth of our entire species, possible.
Muscat: A documentary shot in India that deals with the taboos surrounding menstruation
has won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 2019 Academy Awards.