Menstrual hygiene: Mumbai docs distribute free sanitary pads to rural women

There is little awareness about menstrual hygiene and sanitary pads in the rural areas. In order address this doctors distributed sanitary napkins free of cost to rural women on Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s death anniversary. Doctors chose this day as a number of women from rural areas visit Mumbai to pay tribute to Dr Ambedkar

Menstrual hygiene: Mumbai docs distribute free sanitary pads to rural womenWomen in the remote rural areas generally don’t speak on the subject of menstruation. They aren’t aware about menstrual hygiene and the use of sanitary pads. Women living in villages still use old sarees, towels and napkins while menstruating. Hence, in order to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene, doctors from Mumbai distributed free sanitary pad […]

Medical students bust myths related to menstrual hygiene

Medical students from KJ Somaiya Hospital, KEM hospital as well as LTMG Medical College in Sion conducted an event named ‘Periodoubt’ on November 20 to teach students from a local municipal school about menstrual hygiene

Medical students bust myths related to menstrual hygiene“I was astonished at the sheer ignorance among girls regarding menstrual hygiene. Most of them had not even spoken to their mothers about their periods. It is very important to solve any queries related to menstrual hygiene as it is very imperative in a woman’s life,” said Sejal Grover, a second-year MBBS student from Sion […]

To detect cervical cancer in rural areas, health workers collect sanitary pads

Cervical cancer is now the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in females worldwide. India is the second most populous country in the world. Deaths due to cervical cancer account for 27% (77,100) of the total cancer deaths in the country, according to the data published by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

To detect cervical cancer in rural areas, health workers collect sanitary padsIndia bears the huge burden of cervical cancer, while the rural women suffer the most from it, because of the lack of access to the advanced medical services. Most of the women in rural India use homemade cloth pads during menstruation. To add to the agony, still, there is a lack of awareness about menstrual […]

Menstrual hygiene in India is gaining prominence

Efforts by the media, sex education in schools and increasing exposure is leading to prominence in menstrual hygiene among women

Menstrual hygiene in India is gaining prominenceIn an on-going campaign titled, ‘For Every Child’ by UNICEF, the organisation has picked up specific causes and is promoting them. Let’s take the case of the 21-year-old Reema Kumari, the face of menstrual hygiene for the on-going campaign. She is an aspiring singer and instructor on menstrual education. Given that,Kumari has done  a lot […]

‘Discussion on menstrual bleeding is need of the hour’ say Pune youngsters

The talk was titled ‘Masika Charcha’ or ‘Period talk’ and youngsters discussed their own experience of how and when they were introduced to the topic of menstruation

‘Discussion on menstrual bleeding is need of the hour’ say Pune youngstersLike minded group of youngsters had recently come together in Pune to speak about menstrual bleeding; a topic on which discussions are not generally carried out and speaking on about it has a social taboo attached with it. The talk was titled ‘Masika Charcha’ or ‘Period talk’ and youngsters discussed their own experience of how […]

Women lawmakers should raise voice for #TaxFreePad 

Speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra the senior IPS officer opines that sanitary napkins should be tax- free, and women law makers should raise this issue

Women lawmakers should raise voice for #TaxFreePad Union government’s decision to tax sanitary napkins 12% under GST has not gone well for the women activist. As the chorus grows for #TaxFreePad Monica Bhardwaj an IPS officer of 2009 batch, AGMUT cadre has come in ahead raising a key question if condoms can be free, sanitary napkins can at least be tax-free. Speaking […]

#TaxFreePad chorus grows on the eve of World Menstruation Hygiene Day

Working women say, when we talk about making sanitary napkins tax free we have to consider its penetration level amongst masses. We need to understand that Sanitary napkins are not luxury items. The government talks about woman empowerment but on the other hand they have taxed sanitary pads. Taxing it under GST is huge step back in women empowerment

#TaxFreePad chorus grows on the eve of World Menstruation Hygiene DayWorld Menstruation Hygiene Day will be observed on Sunday, May 28. In India menstruation hygiene remains one of the most important yet neglected health concerns. This year the day could not be more significant in Indian context because recently 12 per cent tax Good and Service Tax (GST) has been levied on the sanitary napkins […]

Maha CM’s Wife bats for #TaxFreePad, to raise issue with CM Fadnavis

Speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra, Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has also demanded complete exemption of sanitary napkins from this tax

Maha CM’s Wife bats for #TaxFreePad, to raise issue with CM Fadnavis  As the central government has levied 12 per cent Goods and Service Tax (GST) on sanitary napkins. In the final meeting of the GST council on June 3, the final tax limits are expected to be decided. The growing demand to exempt sanitary napkins from GST has gained potential, as many social workers and […]

Affordable sanitary pads can reduce reproductive tract infection in women: Doctors

Ahead of menstrual hygiene day (May 28), doctors have urged the government to rethink the decision to tax sanitary pads as affordability is a major factor for many women to avoid usage of sanitary pads

Affordable sanitary pads can reduce reproductive tract infection in women: DoctorsAffordable sanitary pads can reduce the reproductive tract infection rate in women, say doctors. Ahead of Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28), doctors have urged the government to rethink the decision to tax sanitary pads as affordability is a major factor for many women to avoid usage of sanitary pads. “During menstruation, a woman should ideally […]

Make sanitary napkins tax free Pune’s ‘Periodman’ writes to Arun Jaitley

Menstrual bleeding is not a voluntary act, neither is it a luxury. There are millions of women in the country for whom sanitation pad is still not an affordable commodity. Taxing them under GST will be unfair and discriminatory. Social worker Pravin Nikam who was selected for state youth award and known as ‘Period Man’ who has worked ceaselessly in the field of menstrual hygiene 

Make sanitary napkins tax free Pune’s ‘Periodman’ writes to Arun JaitleyEven though the expense associated with menstrual hygiene products is as unavoidable as menstruation itself, the government is planning to make it even more expensive by adding it as a taxed commodity under Goods and Services (GST). To oppose the same, Pune based social worker, Pravin Nikam, has written to Arun Jaitley requesting 100 per […]