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Menstrual Hygiene Day: Discussing hygiene management isn't sufficient - Bangalore Mirror (blog)

Menstrual hygiene day is an annual awareness day observed worldwide on May 28, that aims to break taboos and raise awareness about the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for women and adolescent girls. It was initiated by the German ...and more »

Broken teeth and shark attacks: 10 period lies - UNICEF Connect (blog)

From curdling milk to shark bites and rotten pickles – menstruating women are a menace to society… if you believe the myths. For hundreds of years, women and girls have been told ridiculous stories about the dangerous super powers they possess when ...and more »

Column: Why a monthly period is especially hard for millions of women around the world - PBS NewsHour

Rupa Chand Shah, a school teacher who does not support the practice of Chaupadi, teaches an awareness class at Shree Devi Mando School in the hills of Legudsen village in Achham District in western Nepal, on Feb. 16, 2014. Chaupadi is a tradition ...and more »

Period pains: Menstrual Hygiene Day to raise global awareness on how traditions impact education and employment - Equal Times

In Nepal, communities that still practise the ancient, albeit illegal, Hindu custom of chaupadi (menstrual exclusion) ensure that women and girls are banished from their family homes while they are on their periods. For teenagers like Radha Bishwa ...and more »

On Menstrual Hygiene Day, Here's How To Help Remove Period Stigma - Tech Times

In this day and age, the idea that a normal biological process such as the menstrual cycle can still be enshrouded in misconception, shame, and embarrassment may be difficult to fathom. Yet in many societies, menstruation continues to be surrounded by ...and more »

A Period Emoji Would Help Normalise Menstruation - HuffPost UK

Women in the UK still feel uncomfortable and embarrassed talking about their period with friends, family and work colleagues. A sad fact, perhaps, but one that I'm sure almost every woman can relate to. Every month, women will hide their tampons, slip ...and more »

'Office spaces must be sensitised about menstruation' - The Indian Express

"We must have policies that sensitise men and there must be a counsellor and a gynaecologist visiting offices every week to discuss such issues. It must be a core part of the human resources in any organisation." 7. Shares. Share. By: PTI | New Delhi ...and more »

It's Time To Destigmatize Menstruation, Period - Huffington Post Canada

Austin and Shrida are two members of Plan International Canada's Youth Advisory Council. In recognition of Menstrual Hygiene Day, they asked a few of their fellow council members about their experiences with menstrual health and stigma. When did they ...and more »

Menstruation: Ending the taboo - Deutsche Welle

Periods, menstruation, the "curse": Who manages to talk about this nonchalantly? The aim of Menstrual Hygiene Day is to help overcome embarrassment and shame. Let's talk openly about periods – all over the world. Teenager Menstruation Symbolbild ...and more »

5 things to keep in mind for your menstrual hygiene - India Today

On Menstrual Hygiene Day, we share some tips that can help you deal with those difficult days of the month. Shivani Chhabra · shivani.chhabra@intoday.com. May 28, 2017 | UPDATED 15:29 IST. A +A -. Picture courtesy: Pinterest. YOUR AD BLCKER IS ON. Hi ...and more »