Menstrual Hygiene Day - 28 May.

May 28 is observed as Menstrual Hygiene Day across the world. Though it is as normal as any other biological function of a human body, where the lining of the uterus breaks down and leaves the body through the vagina, it is still brushed under the carpet and not discussed openly. 

The stigma associated with a woman bleeding every month leads to poor hygiene among a large section of rural women who use wood husk, leaves, paper and other such materials instead of sanitary napkins when on their periods. This cycle in a woman’s body leads to ovulation and reproduction and yet women feel ashamed and dirty discussing it openly. Let us know better this menstrual hygiene day.

History and Significance of May 28

In 2014, German-based NGO WASH United chose this day to advocate for good menstrual hygiene across the globe. The date 28 was chosen as most women on average have their periods for 5 days and May is the 5th month of the year. The cycle tends to occur every 28 days, thus May 28 was marked symbolic for this day. The theme of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021.

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