Menstruation in our country is associated with various myths and restrictions leading to lack of awareness among adolescent girls. Insufficient menstrual hygiene practices are the cause of stress associated with menstruation and reproductive tract infections. Few studies have shown that many adolescent girls and ladies use cloth or no protection at all during menstruation which is highly unhygienic, because of the entire stigma associated with menstruation ladies do not often discuss this topic openly and hence aren't aware of the infections caused by using cloth or other options like polythene bags.
This fundraiser initiated by SRM Medical students for helping women in and around the villages near Chennai to raise awareness about importance of hygiene, especially during periods. Please help us in raising funds to support the under privileged women who cannot afford to buy pads and follow hygiene due to lack to money.