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  • Writer's pictureJyoti Rajput

Free Sanitary Pad Donation & Menstrual Literacy Workshop | Kolkata | 14th Sep 2022

Effective menstrual hygiene is vital to the health, well being and empowerment of women and girls. Poor menstrual hygiene may cause stigma, ill health and can lead to school absentism and increased school drop out rates.

Keeping the same in mind Menstrual Hygiene Literacy workshop was organised on 14 September at Kreetika Protection Home by Kolkata Branch. The session was attended by girls of age 10 to 17 years. Changes that occur in girls at puberty, myths associated with menstruation, common problems like pain, headache, backache, etc and ways to deal with them were discussed in detail. In the beginning, some of the girls were shy to open up. As the facilitator shared her own experiences, they could relate and started to interact. They asked questions about irregular periods and food habits during menstruation.

The session was conducted by Anindita Choudhury, director Padbank. A local volunteer Ms Swapna Duttaghosh was also present along with some of the senior members of the organisation.



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