Prof Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS Delhi, said some diseases can be prevented by maintaining proper menstrual hygiene.
“Despite great progress has been made, a great taboo is still attached to menstruation in the country. In many parts of the country, women are not allowed in the kitchen,” he said in a video on the occasion of the day. menstrual hygiene.
Menstrual hygiene day
The day is observed globally on May 28 to break silence and taboos and raise awareness about menstrual hygiene. According to UNICEF, about 1.8 billion women around the world menstruate each month. It says that about half of the female population, or about 26% of the global population, is of reproductive age.
‘Menstrual hygiene is important to prevent some diseases but there is still a taboo on the matter.’
Guleria added that it is important for all of us and especially for men to understand that it is normal and reasonable and there should be no stigma.
He added: “Good menstrual hygiene and good menstrual health for women’s health, including controlling low hemoglobin levels, are critical to our nation’s critical workforce. ‘ he added and urged everyone to do their best to improve women’s health on this day.
According to the latest National Family Health Survey data-5 for (2019-21), the percentage of women aged 15 to 24 who use hygienic protection during their menstrual cycle has increased to 89, 4% in urban areas and 72.3% in rural areas from 77.3% and 57.6%, respectively, as noted in NFHS-4 (2015-16).