Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene held at Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School, Hungpung

Ukhrul: Awareness on Menstrual Hygiene was held for class 8 to 10 girl students, over 160 in number, at the Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School (SHHHS), Hungpung on 31st August. The event was initiated by Farfield Foundation with Dr. Yuithingla Vashum, District Aids Control Officer (DACO) as the resource person and Dr Thotreichon J, MO i/c of RTI/STI moderating the event.

Dr. Yuithingla Vashum stressed in detail how, when and why of menstruation cycle and apprised the students of the importance of hygiene, healthy diet and exercise during the menstruation period and the need to go to doctors in times of unnatural pain and bleeding and other symptoms to prevent further health complications. She also addressed the misconceptions and myths of menstrual cycle as well as consequences of unprotected sex with live examples.

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Afterwards a question hour session was held and several students stood up to get their doubts cleared. It is intriguing to know that there are many silly misconceptions going around about menstruation which are actually affecting the mental health of the young girls. During the interaction session, the doctors also identified few students with health problems and they referred them to visit the District hospital which is located near the school premises.

Sr Philomena, Headmistress of SHHHS said the awareness on Menstrual Hygiene is the need of the hour for the young students and the session will help them to grow as good and healthy human being. Both Dr. Yuithingla Vashum and Dr. Julianah ask the school Headmistress to send students to the District Hospital during school hours whenever they have health complaints and will be given priority treatment.

Farfield Foundation is a registered organization (U85300MN2021NPL014246) under Section 8 of the Companies Act 1956. The foundation, among others, aims to enable the community to live life with dignity and fully exercising their rights, distinct cultures and identity.

Courtesy: Ekhon TV

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