Rajahmundry: Awareness drive held for girls on hygiene

Rajahmundry: Municipal health officer M.V.R. Murthy called upon the girls to give up misapprehensions on their menstrual cycle and advised them to use sanitary napkins and dispose them properly.

A human chain was formed to mark World Menstrual Hygiene Day here on Tuesday involving government agencies, self group women and health workers.

Addressing them, municipal health officer Dr Murthy called upon the girls to learn more about the natural phenomenon of experiencing menstrual periods and asked them not to be shy about it and skip schools and colleges and also not to be scared.

He advised them to use sanitary napkins during the menstrual periods rather than soiled clothes that could cause infection. Use of medicines to stop menstrual periods would affect their health, he cautioned and asked them to consult a doctor in case they experience heavy bleeding.

He advised the girls not to dump used napkins in toilets and avoid environmental problems in residential areas and further advised them to learn more about it.

Earlier, the civic authorities along with several government agencies took out a rally to bring about awareness among the girls on menstrual cycle.

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