In Bangalore’s Murphy Town and Doddigunta localities, awareness sessions on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) were held for women residing in the slums. Around 60 adoloscent girls and their mothers were part of the session.
Some of the responses we received from the women at the start of the sessions were traditional beliefs, passed down from mother to daughter across generations.
“Men are superior, therefore they do no menstruate.”
“Menstrual blood is impure, hence whatever we touch turns impure.”
Soothe Healthcare’s MHM program has been developed to tackle these myths and educate women to take better care of themselves, prevent reproductive tract infections (RTIs) and in the long run, even cervical cancer.
Besides the interactive sessions, our Community Program team also distributed Paree Menstrual Education Guides along with Paree sanitary pads to the women participants to take home – to ensure the message of better health and hygiene for women endures beyond the ‘classroom’.
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