In our previous health info topic on menstrual hygiene, we covered simple practices to maintain hygiene during menstruation and discussed various products available in the market that can help a woman feel more comfortable during this time of the month.
Menstruation is a normal and natural part of life for many women and girls, but managing menstrual hygiene in public places can be a challenge. Neglecting hygiene can lead to negative consequences for individual health, dignity, and even the environment.
Here are a few dos and don’ts that will assist you in maintaining hygiene in public and outdoor place:
● Do carry your menstrual supplies with you, such as pads, tampons, or menstrual cups.
● Do plan and know the location of public restrooms.
● Do be prepared for leaks by carrying extra clothes and a stain remover or wet wipes.
● Do find private spaces, such as bathroom stalls or secluded areas, to change your pad or tampon.
● Do dispose of used menstrual products properly by wrapping them in toilet paper and throwing them in the trash.
● Don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed about your period. Menstrual hygiene is a normal and natural part of life.
● Don’t neglect to change your pad or tampon frequently to maintain good hygiene and prevent leaks.
● Don’t flush used menstrual products down the toilet, as it can cause clogs and harm the plumbing.
● Don’t reuse used pads or tampons.
● Don’t neglect to wash your hands after changing your menstrual products to maintain good hygiene.
It is important to promote menstrual hygiene awareness and ensure that everyone has access to the resources and support they need to manage their periods with dignity and comfort. It will also help and encourage people around you to maintain hygiene. The above-mentioned simple measures can go a long way and create a long-lasting impact.