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  • Manpreet Singh
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    Mensural hygiene is one of the lacking factors in our medical facilities that most of the biological problems related to women are caused due to a lack of mensural health knowledge. Every woman gets her period four to five days a month. While it may not be a regular experience, but it should definitely not come in the way of your normal life. There have been incidents of women running marathons and climbing mountains while on their period! It is a completely natural process that occurs every month and which can be easily borne with rest, the right menstrual hygiene tools, and medication in case of painful periods. Here are some tips for mensural hygiene-
    1. Try not to utilize cushions or tampons for long. Numerous ladies wrongly utilize a sterile cushion or tampon for seemingly forever. This is a conceivably unsafe practice. When the feminine blood leaves the body, it starts to deteriorate continuously. Keeping the pre-owned cushion near the vaginal region and skin for extensive stretches of time opens the region to bacterial contamination and tingling. Tampons, particularly, ought not to be left inside the body for over four hours to forestall harmful stun conditions. Clear out space as trained in the point above prior to changing the cushion or tampon.
    2. Keep the pubic region clean. Feminine periods can be chaotic. It doesn’t help on the off chance that you have pubic hair that traps a portion of the blood as it streams out of the body. Additionally, it can cause contaminations with lacking day-by-day cleaning. Before your period starts, cut your pubic hair as near the skin as could really be expected. At the point when your period begins, make a point to take a wash double a day with Dettol germicide fluid blended in warm water. Dry out space with clean tissue paper, polishing off with spongy bath powder to forestall scraping and rashes.
    3. Rest and get up to speed with rest. You may get sleepy and feel dull during your period. Unwind – this is only your body’s method of advising you to rest as your period goes on. You can snooze, read in bed, enjoy your adoration for desserts and chocolate, and by and large doing every one of the things that you don’t possess the energy for something else.
    4. Focus on eating right. It’s pretty entirely expected to want carbs and sweet food varieties as your period approaches, yet these can cause your energy levels to crash while additionally adding to the state of mind swings, swelling, and water maintenance.
    5. In spite of the fact that you may assume control of over-the-counter medication to calm your cramp issues, it’s anything but a solitary arrangement. A recent report revealed that few ladies found that utilizing a warming cushion was similarly pretty much as powerful as ibuprofen in easing their feminine torment. [2] Applying warmth to influenced regions can help unwind and lessen strain in the stomach muscles. It can likewise advance bloodstream and dispose of growing nearby. [3] So at whatever point you have some personal time previously or after class, consider getting yourself something hot!

    DISHA SAPKALE
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    Menstruation is very natural thing from which every women’s goes through. Every girls and women should must take care of their Menstrual hygiene on your period. Women should keep changing their sanitary pads every 4 to 5 hours because if you keep the sanitary pads for long hours it may get affect to vagina with rashes or infections. Washing your vagina properly while changing sanitary pad is must so that you will not get affect from transmission of the bacteria or infections. Avoid using artificial products or soaps for vaginal hygiene while going through menstruation it may lead to growth of bacteria and infections. Their are some women who use 2 sanitary pads at ones they should not do that it gets affect to your vagina with rashes or infection, they should use one sanitary pads at a time. Using clean washroom will help you to maintain menstrual hygiene. In market their are various types of sanitary pads from different companies girls and women should see to that which sanitary pad is comfortable for them and will not affect vagina due to roughness of the sanitary pads. Taking bath regularly is very important while going through menstruation it will helps you to get relief from menstrual cramps and it will make you feel fresh. In villages, their should campaigns and organizations for women who are not aware of menstrual hygiene and the use of sanitary pads instead of cloth or ash. Because of using cloth and not having menstrual hygiene due to which many women are getting affected from infections like urinary tract infections, dermatitis. It is happening because women aren’t aware of menstrual hygiene. News channels should also make small sessions on menstrual hygiene through which it will help women to know about menstrual hygiene. Women and girls should take care of herself while going through periods because it is necessary and important to taking care of menstrual hygiene so that you will not get affect from disease or infections.

    Yash Tiwari
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    Menstruation is a normal part of life for about half the human population. The average menstruating woman spends approximately one week a month dealing with and thinking about menstruation. If you are among them, this article applies directly to your life. And if you aren’t, and still find this article interesting, that’s appropriate too. Many people who don’t deal with it themselves are curious about this aspect of women’s lives (as well as other aspects). The first time you get your period is called menarche. Menstruation usually lasts from three to seven days, and most women get their period around day fourteen of their cycle. Normal menstrual cycles last from twenty-one to forty-five days, but a normal cycle can vary enormously in length.

    The average menstrual period lasts 3 to 5 days, and most women will have between 2 and 7 periods each year. Not every woman follows this pattern, however, so you should not worry if you do not have periods every 21 days. The length of your menstrual cycle may be affected occasionally by stress, your diet, or physical activity. The average flow of menstrual blood is about three tablespoons to three cups, and menstrual flow usually lasts from two to seven days. On your period, you lose about 30 milliliters (ml) of blood from the uterus. How much blood you lose is different for every woman. The average woman experiences total blood loss of about 3-5 oz (90 ml to 158 ml). For a taller woman, this could mean losing up to 6 ounces.

    We’ve been socialized as a society to see the female body as some kind of mysterious taboo. We are taught that periods are dirty and should be ashamed of. As a result, many girls suffer silently through their periods, trying to keep them from spilling over into other areas of their lives. Many women go through the same shame and confusion about menstruation. The stains of blood on the clothes can feel embarrassing especially when it’s not one’s own period and also many girls believe they can’t ask their mother to purchase special products for them. In addition, the majority of girls do not have the money to buy feminine hygiene products and because of that many girls end up using alternative methods which are very unhealthy.

    I realize that while I am writing this, there is an international conversation happening about this exact topic. Sanitary pads are seen as a luxury product in the global south, and there is currently a campaign to end the tax on them. And it is true: sanitary pads are not a luxury product. A discussion of taboos like these, often considered ‘untouchable’ in our society, not only help people understand the purpose and benefits of menstrual care products, but also helps us break the silence surrounding menstruation.

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