Fathima N is a business administration graduate and is currently pursuing her MSW in Disaster management at Loyola college of Social Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram. She has had worked with an NGO that laid its focus on both Social work and Social Service for almost two years and that was what paved her way towards the Social work Study. She hopes for a society where everyone is treated equally and with justice despite the differences.
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is an essential aspect of hygiene for women and adolescent girls between menarche and menopause. Despite being an important issue concerning women and girls in the menstruating age group, there is limited evidence of menstrual management in the rural areas of the state.
By educating the rural women and girls about mensuration, menstrual hygiene management, importance of toilets, handwashing and disease related to reproductive tract due to poor hygiene.
By distributing and emphasizing on the use of reusable sanitary or cloth pads to overcome the problem of disposal.
By making them aware about the consequences of ignorance, misconceptions, unsafe practices and illiteracy of mensuration.
Further research is also needed to better understand the impact of poor MHM in different contexts and which interventions are appropriate and effective. This includes emergency settings and the differentiated needs of vulnerable groups such as minorities or women with disabilities.
The issues are of great importance and concern as mensuration and menstrual practices still face many social, cultural and religious restrictions which are a big barrier in the path of menstrual hygiene management and Inaccurate, incomplete or little knowledge about mensuration is a great hindrance in its management.
PROJECT: SHE (Sustainable Health Education)
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
To assess the knowledge,beliefs, and source of information regarding menstruation, and also to assess hygiene among them ,to increase awareness and access to and use of High quality napkins.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being