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Menstrual Hygiene Management and Practices in India – Short Film

Menstrual Hygiene Management

What is importance of Menstrual Hygiene Management ? Most of the female population is of reproductive age are menstruating every month. Here we need to discuss the importance of Menstrual Hygiene Management and Practices followed for keeping this as a nonthreatening phenomena among girls. 

In developing countries, majority of them have no access to clean and safe sanitary products, or to a clean and private space. Menstruation is supposed to be invisible and silent. Millions of girls and women are subject to restrictions in their daily lives because of this natural process. Menstrual Hygiene Management is a must discussed topic.

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Half of the people on the planet are female, most of whom begin their cycles between 9-17 years of age. Menstrual hygiene has remained a taboo subject-stigmatized even among practical engineering circles. Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) starts with the articulation, awareness, and information about menstruation and menstrual hygiene practices.

Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) supports women’s capacity to manage this biological function with safety and dignity. Even after the attainment of menarche, very little information is given to young girls about the physiological processes. Most girls have their first period, known as menarche between the age of 11 and 14.

You can watch HYGIENE – THE WAY OF LIFE – A Plan India supported animation film on “WASH” below. The film developed in partnership with WASH Institute & REAL Dindigul with Plan India support. The film speaks about Hygiene practices & its impact on the lives of children and their schooling.

The different topics dealt within this brief film are hygiene practices including personal hygiene, food hygiene, community hygiene/ environmental sanitation, use of toilets, health, sanitation around drinking water sources, open defecation and its ill effects on health including risks of snake bites, diarrhea and its home management, absenteeism to school etc.

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