सभी उपयोगकर्ता पोस्ट Vaishnavi Jadhav . बम्बई , भारत
WHY IS MENSTRUAL EDUCATION AMONG WOMEN AND YOUNG GIRLS IMPORTANT?
There are a lot of myths surrounding periods. Here are 5 of the most common:
- My period is a sign that I'm dirty. False. Your period is simply a sign that your body is working hard to keep itself clean. It's a hormone that makes the uterus shed its lining every month to clean out old tissue and prepare for pregnancy.
- my period is a sign something is wrong with my body. False. Many women experience irregular periods, usually because of stress or hormonal imbalances. If you're worried about your period, see a doctor.
Periods are a natural and necessary part of everyone's life. Yet, many people don't know enough about them. Too often, we learn about periods from people who don't have them – or from movies and TV shows that inaccuracies and perpetuate negative stereotypes about menstruation. In many cultures, women are taught to hide their periods and not talk about them at all. As a result, we don't always feel comfortable talking about our periods with friends or family. This silence can lead to feelings of shame, embarrassment, and anxiety.
The lack of menstrual education among women and girls in developing countries is one of the most staggering gaps in healthcare. This ignorance often leads to dangerously incorrect beliefs about periods, such as believing that they are a waste of time or that they can be cured with witchcraft. These beliefs then cause many women to neglect their menstrual cycles entirely. This can have serious consequences, including an increased risk of infections and infertility.
Menstrual hygiene facilities are scarce in many developing countries, making them difficult to access even for those with money. This is especially true in rural areas where resources are even scarcer. This is where girls and women from disadvantaged backgrounds often suffer the most as they do not have access to information about menstruation or hygiene products.
In India, menstruation is considered taboo, and young girls often suffer from a lack of education and information about their menstrual cycles. The lack of access to menstrual hygiene products also causes many problems for these girls, who are unable to afford pads and other sanitary supplies, causing them to miss school and work during menstruation. To make matters worse, girls are often ridiculed and stigmatized for their periods, which often prevents them from attending school and receiving adequate menstrual care.
There are countless ways to help women in need, but one of the most effective is through menstrual education. Hamari pahchan Ngo founded by Mr. Tarun Mathur has been working to provide menstrual education for underprivileged women in India and we can help them even more with your help!
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