An interactive and informative workshop on ‘Menstrual health and hygiene’ and related concerns was organized by proctor and gamble on 15 February, 2019 for the girl students of class V and VI.
To break the ice, a short movie was screened explaining the whole process of menstruation, pre-pubertal issues as well as concerns during menstruation. The self explanatory movie addressed the issues like bodily changes, behavioural changes, hormonal changes and the right usage of sanitary towels. Girls were educated on the fact that the process of menstruation is absolutely normal like any other bodily process and every female goes through it. The menstrual cycle was elucidated so as to make the students feel comfortable about it. Initially the girls were hesitant to express their concerns but as the session progressed, they opened up and their numerous unanswered queries got resolved unlike earlier when they were not aware as to when, how and whom to ask such questions.
Overall, it was a much sought after and enriching session for pre-adolescent and adolescent girl students who shared their myths and inhibitions with ease under a safe and secure environment.