Anigbogu Tasks Mothers On Early Orientation Of Children On Puberty
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Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management at global level.

It was initiated by a German-based NGO, WASH United in 2014. Correspondent, Queen Anigbogu has more on this reports that menstruation is a normal blood flow that comes out of the bodies of women periodically or on monthly basis.

Statistics have it that about eight hundred women and girls menstruate every day.

The significance of the day is to break taboos surrounding menstruation and raise awareness of the importance of good menstrual hygiene management.

Speaking with the ABS, the Nursing officer in-charge of Maternal and Child Health Centre, Amawbia, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Anigbogu, explained that when a woman menstruates regularly, it shows that the reproductive system of such a person is functioning properly but when it is otherwise, it calls for medical attention.

She disclosed that girls start menstruating between the ages of eight to fifteen and called on mothers to begin early to teach their children about puberty.

On the good management of menstrual hygiene, Mrs. Anigbogu, noted that if it is not properly managed hygienically, it has a very grave implication that leads to the development of Toxic Shock Syndrome, which is body temperature elevation and Reproductive Tract Infection, which occurs when one does not use clean pads or other menstrual products in managing the period.

Mrs. Anigbogu, who advocated the use of sanitary pads for menstrual management however, appealed to government to make menstrual products affordable.

In her remarks, a student, Miss Faith Egba, revealed that she learned about menstruation in school and advised mothers to endeavour to be the first to teach their girl-child about menstruation.

Menstrual Hygiene Day, celebrated on May twenty-eight every year , has this year’s theme as “We Need to Step up Action and Investment in Menstrual Health and Hygiene.

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