Help the underprivileged to maintain proper hygiene while menstruating | Milaap
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Help the underprivileged to maintain proper hygiene while menstruating
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  • Vanshika

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    Menstrual Hygiene For Underprivileged Women

    from New Delhi, Delhi

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I’m Vanshika of 11-G from Bal Bharati Public School, GRH Marg. I’ve chosen this cause because many people consider menstruation a taboo and don’t like to talk about it in open. I want to aware maximum people and make them feel comfortable about the same. It is a disgrace that the society doesn’t accept the changes, they go through in their own bodies or fellows’. It is necessary to make them realise its importance and significance in a good and healthy way. I want people to be socialised and accept their body, fully. It is very common and should be accepted and embraced by everybody, no matter what the gender is. Speaking of, it is even more sensitive topic among other genders. They not only have to go through society’s taunts for not being easy but also have to face many other issues. The least we can do is help them by spreading awareness about the same and provide basic resources. It is high time to break all these norms and myths, and embrace everything about oneself in the healthiest way possible. I believe that one should have their opinions and beliefs, and should have faith in themselves. It doesn’t matter what others say until so. Hence, project Sukhad is to aware more and more people about the same and distribute Sukhad kits to the underprivileged. Each kit includes – 24 packets of sanitary pad, 6 packets of soap, disposable paper envelopes. This project also includes providing employment opportunities by teaching them to make eco-friendly sanitary napkins. Hence, it can be helpful for many because maintaining hygiene is one of the elementary things to do while menstruating. Not maintaining proper hygiene can lead to serious issues, even death. Nearly 60,000 cases of cervical cancer deaths are reported every year from India, two-third of which are due to poor menstrual hygiene. Hence, it is significant to maintain proper hygiene in the best way possible. One can also practise Yoga to overcome any mental strain and stay calm. We can maintain proper hygiene at our homes by simply using sanitary pads/ tampons and replacing them frequently, bathing daily etc. It is essential to do so to prevent any further issues. Also, having proper diet can help stay fit and healthy. One should consume fruits, vegetables, fibres and especially proteins to stay strong and healthy. To prevent cramps or any other pain, one can take pills such as Meftal-spas etc under doctor’s prescription. Also, one should never consume any pills to delay their cycle because it can damage the hormones. Moreover, periods  are nothing to be ashamed of and should be embraced just the way they are. Also, we can help them by starting awareness campaigns. Online/ offline meetings can also be supportive. A large part of people find it difficult to maintain themselves, so organising seminars, teaching them to maintain basic hygiene for menstruation can be extremely helpful. So, let’s raise our voices and help in the best way possible!



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