World Menstrual Day 2019
Source: NAC Media

From red being my favourite colour
It became the most horrifying one
Stain checks became regular
And I started missing all the fun
No concerns ever received
But just a question arose
Is it that time of the month?
Gradually, it all became a routine
I did it all, from dancing
To get all the work done
Now if anyone asks me the question
With my head held high
I reply, “yes, it is that time of the month”.

Menstruation has always been a taboo in India, from not letting the girls go out during periods not to let them enter places like temples and kitchen, women face a lot of difficulties. Usually, a woman, during her periods, is treated as untouchable, but there is something more harmful to the woman than this, and that is their menstrual habits. Periods come with pain and difficulties, but bad menstrual habits make it even more difficult and prone to illnesses.

From no proper cleaning to the usage of clothes and leaves instead of sanitary napkins, a lot of menstrual habits not only causes infection but produces some of the major illnesses. And the reason all these habits still exists in today’s world is that people are ashamed to talk about it, even women feel shy to discuss their menstrual issues with other women. Due to this reason, half the women do not have awareness about menstrual hygiene and half of them cannot afford the sanitary products.

Menstrual Hygiene Day is a day dedicated to spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene. So, this Menstrual Hygiene Day, let’s cover a word about menstruation and all the good habits related to it because it can save a lot of lives and people should know that menstruation is a good and healthy process like digestion. Let’s spread awareness about the good menstrual habits, hygienic products, provide support to all our near and dear ones and stop making periods a big deal, because our one step towards the better, can bring a revolution in the world.