Priyanka Bhowmick

Menstruation waste harms the life of Sewage Cleaners.

Menstruation waste management is the ‘silent issue’ of society that has remained unreached for many years. Lack of menstrual waste management often causes harm to mother nature and the life of living beings. A single non-biodegradable sanitary pad takes over 500 to 800 years to decompose because commercial sanitary napkins are primarily plastic. Due to a lack of knowledge about…

Significance of installing Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines in Schools.

Girls get their menarche when they are in school. During menarche, girls often get confused by seeing the bloodstains. They start to think that they have got some deadly disease and will die soon. Lack of sanitation facilities in schools is the biggest challenge faced by girls studying in schools during periods. During the menstruation cycle, girls won’t feel comfortable…

Steps towards Feminine Menstrual Hygiene.

Maintaining Menstrual Hygiene during periods for women is as essential as maintaining Personal Hygiene. Various myths and taboos surround menstruation, due to which women feel shy and awkward to talk about periods freely. Women face many menstrual issues that they cannot share with anybody due to the stigma associated with periods. In many parts of society, women are not allowed…

Role of Men in Menstrual Hygiene Management.

Menstrual Hygiene Management is the ‘Silent Problem’ that is left unreach for many years. No woman is comfortable talking about periods freely and without any hesitation. It is because of the myths, stigma, and taboos related to the menstruation cycle. Women feel awkward talking about periods in front of men because of different perceptions held by men linked to periods.…

Difficulties faced by rural Girls and Women during Periods.

The period itself is one of the biggest challenges a woman faces every month. Those mood swings, headaches, and period cramps disturb the daily routine of women. In India, there are various stigmas and taboos associated with periods. Period-related stigma leads to poor menstrual hygiene among rural girls and women, forcing them to use traditional products such as old clothes,…

Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine: A Step to End Period Poverty.

A Sanitary napkin is an essential product for women during periods. Many campaigns were organized, videos made, and articles written about the importance of using sanitary napkins during the Menstruation Cycle. Various organizations have come forward and contributed to making period products readily available for women during periods. However, many women still use old dirty cloth, sandbags, leaves, ashes, and…

Skin problems during Menstruation Cycle.

There is no ‘Standard state’ of our skin. Our skin continuously changes with time, age and climate. You might have noticed a difference in your skin after reaching puberty. Also, you might have seen that your skin changes before the period starts and during the Menstruation cycle. The difference in the skin’s state before and during the menstruation cycle is…

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