Making Menstrual Health Education accessible to all
Updated: Jul 28, 2022
We often hear some common myths regarding menstrual health, which have been so ingrained in our society over many years, which have led to malpractices. Some of the myths which we have often heard growing up are don’t shower while menstruating as it can affect your flow and health, don’t consume anything sour like pickles, tamarind or yogurt while menstruating as it can affect the menstrual flow, exercising can add to the intensity of the cramps and cause heavier flow, period should last for a whole week every month – all coming with the disclaimer that period is the topic that should not be discussed openly.
Recently, ConnectHear, in collaboration with Santex Products Pvt. Ltd. took the initiative to create Menstrual Health awareness for young girls in Pakistan, especially Deaf girls.
Santex Products Private Limited is a company that serves females by producing products, creating awareness related to hygiene, and preparing young females for the psychological changes that the onset of menstruation can imply. Santex, being always open to collaboration, sent out the Butterfly Hello Period Kit, which had a packet of Butterfly pads, a brochure with all the necessary information, and disposable bags, to influencers, including PWD influencers Beenish Malik (@beenishmalik02), Sadaf (@sadaf.makeup86), Fatima Hasan (@fatimahasanofficial) and Mamoona Mubashir (moommiii._) to review and spread awareness about it. The bloggers made videos reviewing the Hello Period Kit and sharing their own experiences of the first time they got their periods.
A video was released in collaboration by Co-Founder and CEO of ConnectHear – Azima Dhanjee in sign language in which she talked about the taboo that revolved around periods and what are some of the things we can do to normalize talking about this.
Let's have a look at some myths that we have burst together.
It is so important to have conversations around this topic in order to educate and make all the information accessible to all.
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