Speaking about periods openly is no more a taboo, Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi has said.
HYDERABAD, Apr 9 (The CONNECT) - Speaking about periods openly is no more a taboo, Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi has said.
“Let us shun old ways of managing periods,” she said addressing a Government girls high school students at NGT Nagar.
“You must change along with changing times. Use sanitary pads. Pay attention to personal hygiene. Periods are a natural and biological process. And every girl goes through this process. Pain is also attached to Periods,” Vijayalakshmi said.
She advised the girl students not to bunk classes due to periods.
She inaugurated the Sanitary Pads Vending Machine and an Incinerator along with Ritu Shah, Chairperson of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) and distributed pads among girls.
FLO under its ‘Sustain her health’ initiative donated both machines and pads. They will continue to provide pads free of cost.
“No one should skip school due to periods or periods’ related to pain, or uneasiness. Education is also equally important”, said Ritu Shah addressing the girls.
Dr Sweta Agarwal, head of fertility and gynecology department of Sothern Gem Hospitals- Hyderabad, told the girl students to follow three rules of periods. One is to pay utmost importance to hygiene. Two is always use sanitary pads. Three is to dispose used pads hygienically.
One need not feel shy talking about periods, Dr Agarwal said and asked them if they watched Padman movie, and if not asked them to watch it. Please talk openly, she told them. She told them to eat such fruits such as Water Melon and Cucumber which contain a lot of water.
Mind coach Kanika Jain while talking about Mental Wellness I am sure you all are prone to menstrual-related stress, which is normal. You need to learn to cope with it, she told them. She suggested them some home remedies. And asked them to use medicine when the pain becomes unbearable sometimes. She also told them to play outdoor sports to deal with stress.