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It’s Menstrual Hygiene Day in Nigeria

It’s Menstrual Hygiene Day in Nigeria
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This day is about raising awareness and defeating the stigma on menstruation.

Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is an annual event that falls on May 28th. The event was created to highlight the importance of menstrual health management education. There are many exciting events planned for the 2022 MH day. MH Day is a great opportunity for communities to come together and learn about menstrual health management. There are many different ways to celebrate MH Day, and each community can decide what works best for them. Some communities might choose to hold educational workshops, while others might host awareness-raising events or fundraisers. No matter how you choose to celebrate MH Day, the important thing is that we all come together to learn about and support menstrual health management.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will be providing girls at the School for the Deaf with Menstrual Hygiene education and free supplies of sanitary pads. This is to help ensure that girls with disabilities are not left behind and to help promote disability rights. AHF recognizes that girls with disabilities often face unique challenges when it comes to menstrual hygiene. They may not have the same access to education and resources as their non-disabled peers, and as a result, they may not have the same level of knowledge about how to care for their bodies during menstruation. This can lead to feelings of shame and isolation, as well as increased health risks.

Women often use unsanitary materials such as rags or leaves.

Dr. Echey Ijezie, the AHF Nigeria Country Program Director, said that the lack of access to sanitary pads can increase the risks of HIV infection and disrupt education for young women and girls. He added that AHF Nigeria is working to make free sanitary pads available to those who can’t afford them, in order to help mitigate these risks. According to Ijezie, poor menstrual hygiene can lead to an increased risk of health problems, as well as infections. This is due to the fact that when girls and women cannot afford sanitary pads, they are often forced to use unsanitary materials such as rags or leaves, which can lead to open wounds and increased contact with bacteria.

It is time for the world to end the stigma around menstruation and to ensure that people who menstruate have access to free or affordable hygiene products and adequate facilities for menstrual health management. This is important for several reasons. First, menstruation is a natural and normal part of life for people who have ovaries and uterus. It is not a disease or a sign of poor health. Second, people who menstruate often experience a range of physical and emotional symptoms during their menstrual cycle, and managing these symptoms can be a challenge. Third, access to hygiene products and adequate facilities for menstrual health management is essential for people to maintain their health and well-being.

300 million women worldwide lack safe and sanitary facilities.

Acme Labs is committed to improving menstrual health for all women and girls. On Menstrual Health Day, they are working to destigmatize menstruation and make period products more accessible. Their products are designed to make managing periods easier and more comfortable for all women. They believe that every woman should have access to safe and affordable period products. By working to destigmatize menstruation, we can create a new normal where periods are not seen as a taboo or embarrassing topic, but as a natural part of life. Every woman should be able to manage her period with dignity and respect.

The lack of access to safe facilities and sanitary products for menstruation causes several hardships for women, including missing school days, depression, and a greater risk of infection. The COVID-19 pandemic has made purchasing hygiene products more difficult worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, over 300 million women and girls worldwide lack access to safe and sanitary facilities for menstruation. This lack of access can lead to a number of problems for women, including lack of education, changes in mood and a greater risk to their health.

This can lead to a number of health problems, including endometriosis.

Nigerian women face a number of unique challenges with regards to menstrual hygiene. Inflation and supply issues make it difficult for them to access affordable menstrual products, while employment and infrastructure problems make it difficult for them to take care of their hygiene needs in a safe and sanitary manner. This can lead to a number of health problems, including endometriosis, and even cervical cancer. In addition, these problems can also have a negative impact on women’s mental health, leading to feelings of shame, embarrassment, and isolation.


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Ask Nigeria
Ask Nigeria
6 months ago

It’s Menstrual Hygiene Day in Nigeria – This day is about raising awareness and defeating the stigma on menstruation. – Express your point of view.

Ask Nigeria
Ask Nigeria
6 months ago

It’s Menstrual Hygiene Day in Nigeria – This day is about raising awareness and defeating the stigma on menstruation. – Express your point of view.

jdpumping
jdpumping
6 months ago

Wow there should be more awareness for our girls reaching puberty age to know more about menstrual issue and hygiene and giving out sanitary pads

Yomii
Yomii
6 months ago

It’s good to enlighten girls on things like this, it is very important

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
6 months ago

Great idea, it’s good to teach the young girls on issues like this

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
6 months ago

Is good to enlighten and increase their the girls knowledge about their puberty stage in menstrual issue they will know hw to deal with their self if they get to the stage and for those that are in puberty stage already it will increase their knowledge in other to care of their body is important

AN-Usman
Member
6 months ago

Am really happy to hear this kind of enlightenment has been put in place. Young girls needs to know how important it is to take care of there self during there period time to avoid getting infected. AID is real beware

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
6 months ago

Yess, I and my fellow ladies would benefit a lot from programs like this

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
6 months ago

Stigmatising women because of there mentrual cycle is quite unreasonable but when we talk about hygiene during menstrual period is very important. When hygiene is not considered during menstrual period, it can lead to various kinds of infection most especially with use of rages ande leaves as sanitary pad.

Oluwaseyi
Oluwaseyi
6 months ago

😪😪😪

teru kehinde
teru kehinde
6 months ago

sensitize women on these matters