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Yesterday, May 28th was Menstrual Hygiene Day. I didn’t even know this day existed until last week. According to the Menstrual Hygiene Day website, their vision is “to create a world in which every woman and girl can manage her menstruation in a hygienic way – wherever she is – in privacy, safety and with dignity.”
In our society our biggest complaints with menstruation is PMS—cramping, moodiness and the hassle of it. Sometimes complaints occur around the price of tampons and other products to manage one’s monthly flow as well. However, very few of us have to worry about not being able to attend school or work because we are having our menstrual cycle and do not have adequate facilities in which to manage our flow. In addition, across the globe, women are banned from sleeping in the same bed as their partner or praying or cooking or eating meat while menstruating.
Below are a few facts on why menstrual hygiene is so important according to …