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TRAINING ON MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT

There are subjects around a girl child that are very important but often neglected, like the issue of Menstrual Hygiene Management. MHM is as important as sex education.

In a crowd of 355 girls, none of them knew how many hours they are supposed to change their sanitary pads. They also didn't know how to calculate their menstrual cycle. I remember how I was wrongly taught how to calculate mine as a girl growing up. They told me ovulation was on the 14th day of my cycle, which wasn't. Yes, 14 days is common in people with the 28-day cycle but that doesn't happen with those of us with 24 days. I had once asked my teacher why I was menstruating twice some months and she didn't know what to tell me. One of the girls ask me the same question and I was so happy explaining to her how the cycle thing works.

Educate your girls to stay off the danger of infectious diseases caused by improper hygiene. One may have access to all the sanitary materials but still, get infected.