Menstruation Hygiene Day is celebrated every year on 28th May . This day is a very significant day for our country.In the Indian society , menstruation is treated more like a taboo than a mere natural occurring. Various campaigns were held by different NGOs to liberate people from the superstitious unhygienic practices related to menstruation.
Scientifically speaking, periods is the vaginal discharge of the innermost lining of the uterus(the endometium)in the absence of fertilizationIt usually begins at the age of 12-13 years (menarche). Each menstrual cycle is of about 28-30 days (varies from person to person) .A basic knowledge of this cycle is very essential for maintaining a good reproductive health.
Increasing awareness regarding this phenomena is necessary among the youth. Even in this 21st century ,in many parts of our country girls drop out of their schools in absence of proper means of hygiene. The various superstitious practices revolving around this very natural process needs to be stopped.
Spreading awareness and destigmatizing periods is the first step towards it. The use of sanitary napkins have to be popularized even in the remote corners of our country. If we can keep an open mind and advocate proper women's hygiene and care.....only then can we educate our country. Only then the"beti bachao beti padhao" campaign would truly be successful .
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