Let’s End the Hesitation Around Menstruation

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The Pasand Team participated in #menstruationmatters, a global campaign to raise awareness about menstrual health and hygiene.

To this day, I blush when I say “menstruation.” I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard teenage girls refer to their periods as their “friend,” too embarrassed to utter the word “period.” Although menstruation is our “friend,” it doesn’t always feel that way. Societies around the world have deemed menstruation a “taboo topic,” limiting access to knowledge about menstrual hygiene management, and restricting women from participating in a variety of activities during their period.

Motivated to start a healthy and open conversation on menstruation, WASH United spearheaded an effort last year to bring together individuals, organizations, and the media for the first annual Menstrual Hygiene Day, a movement designed to break silence around menstrual hygiene management. Today, we celebrate the 2nd annual Menstrual Hygiene day, appropriately held on May…

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