All girls and women have a right to menstrual hygiene

Menstrual hygiene

Lack of sanitary towels is a big challenge with 65 percent of women and girls unable to afford them.

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What you need to know:

  • Shockingly, the people shunning this topic include our parents who have left the role of educating us on menstrual hygiene to teachers.
  • Knowledge of cleaning the genital areas and use of safe menstrual products is the first step in maintaining good hygiene.

Menstruation is a normal biological process for girls and women of child-bearing age. However, the onset of menses comes with a lot of challenges and stigma that make many young girls vulnerable.

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