Menstrual Hygiene plays a vital part in a girl/woman's mental health and physical health.
Good menstrual hygiene is the first step to a woman's good health. It not only protects her from poor health, but also shields those around you from suffering illnesses, infections and arise from the lack of menstrual hygiene. According to BBC Magazine, around 70 % of the reproductive infections in Indian women are caused by poor menstrual hygiene. There are grave health risks in periods if adequate sanitary measures are not taken.
Here are quick tips on maintaining your menstrual hygiene
Wash yourself properly
Use the right washing technique
Use good quality sanitary napkins
Change the sanitary napkin at a regular interval
Use only one method of sanitation at a time
Keep the vaginal area always dry
Don’t skip a bath during periods.
Don’t wash the vaginal area with soap
Beware of a pad rash
Wash hands with soap after using the washroom
Wear comfortable and clean cotton clothes
Don’t hesitate to talk about periods