Menstrual Hygiene- A Needed Action

Editorials News | May-23-2021

Menstrual Hygiene- A Needed Action

The international Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated on May 28th, which was an initiative of a German-based NGO WASH United in 2014. Since then, it has been celebrated every year all around the globe to spread awareness related to the importance of menstrual hygiene management focusing mainly on developing countries. It aims to create awareness about the importance of hygiene needed at the time of the menstrual cycle and to break the taboos related to menstruation. This awareness among the school students is imperative because students are the future custodians of our society. Menstrual hygiene for women must deserve a huge space in everyday conversations. Let’s know about the menstrual cycle first.

This cycle is divided into four phases- menstrual phase, follicular phase, ovulation phase, and luteal phase. The menstrual phase is the point at which you get your period. This stage begins when an egg from the past cycle isn't prepared. The follicular Phase stage begins the main day of your period and closures when you ovulate. It begins when the nerve center conveys a message to your pituitary organ to deliver follicle-invigorating chemical (FSH). This chemical invigorates your ovaries to deliver around 5 to 20 little sacs called follicles. Every follicle contains a juvenile egg. The ovulation phase is the point at which your ovary delivers a developed egg. The egg goes down the fallopian tube toward the uterus. Ovulation occurs at around day 14 on the off chance that you have a 28-day cycle — directly in the center of your period. The luteal phase in this after the follicle delivers its egg; it changes into the corpus luteum. This design discharges chemicals, mostly progesterone and some estrogens.

As we came to know that menstrual cycle contains many phases and is an important part women’s body so its hygiene is equally important. Some steps you can use to maintain menstrual hygiene are do not use pads or tampons for a long time, take proper sleep, avoid using old clothes, dispose of the remains properly. These four to five days are the most important days to consider for hygienic actions. Hygiene is during menstruation is the key to keep your body healthy and protecting yourself from various harmful diseases. Once the menstrual blood leaves the body it starts decomposing and it is the place for bacteria to take birth which can cause many health problems. So, it is needed to know what menstruation is? Why is this happening? And how to protect your body?

By: Riya Chaudhary