Dr Sumita Prabhakar gave interactive health talk on Menstrual Hygiene Management

While giving health talk on Menstrual Hygiene in Govt Girls Inter College, Brahampuri Dehradun, Dr. Sumita Prabhakar told the girls that It’s not just girls’ education that suffers during menstruation, but overall health. For instance, 70 percent of women suffer reproductive tract infections; and 23 percent of girls drop out of school when they start menstruating due to inadequate facilities at schools. – it can also impact maternal mortality. In urban India, 43%-88% of girls use reusable cloth during menstruation, yet they are often washed without soap or clean water.

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