School girls to participate in Mumbai Marathon, demand tax-free sanitary pads

Sanitary napkin which is the necessity of every woman is currently in the 12% GST slab. Women’s organisations across the country have protested against the decision of the government. Now, four schoolgoing girls from the rural areas will participate in the Mumbai Marathon by demanding to make the sanitary pads available at an affordable price. Thus, stressing on maintaining the menstrual hygiene as well

School girls to participate in Mumbai Marathon, demand tax-free sanitary padsOn the issue of tax-free sanitary napkins, Supriya Sule, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP is ready to take on the Modi government. She tweeted, “Women’s health, cleanliness and the facilities should not be the government’s medium of generating revenue. Tax-free sanitary pad is every woman’s right. We will put forward these demands amongst the people.”#NoGSTForSanitaryPads […]

Early menopause linked with heart disease and stroke risk

Women undergoing natural menopause before the age of 47 were found to have a greater risk of problems than those experiencing it later, being at a 33% higher risk of cardiovascular disease, with an increased risk of both coronary heart disease and stroke

Early menopause linked with heart disease and stroke riskWomen who go through early menopause are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke, research suggests. A study led by the University of Oxford also found a strong link women’s reproductive health and her risk of cardiovascular problems. Women who began their periods early, or who had pregnancy complications such as stillbirth, or who […]

How to relieve period bloating

Period bloating can be uncomfortable and may negatively affect self-confidence. Women may feel like they have gained weight or that their stomach is swollen and sticking out. Fortunately, there are changes women can make that may reduce these symptoms. This article offers tips that may help improve period bloating. It also explores what might be causing bloating during a period and when it is a good idea to see a doctor

How to relieve period bloatingMany women experience bloating before and at the start of their period. Can certain lifestyle changes offer some relief? Period bloating is when a woman feels her abdomen is heavy and swollen just before and at the start of her period. Bloating is also one of several premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that can occur 1-2 […]

Effective home remedies to overcome menstrual cramps

About three out of four women experience menstrual pains, and every one out of 10 women experiences severe cramps

Effective home remedies to overcome menstrual crampsAs women, we all know it, dread it, and are sometimes even thankful that we get it — I’m talking about our monthly period. We all know the constant throbbing and cramping pains that come with it. According to the Mayo Clinic, your uterus contracts to help expel its lining during your period. Hormone-like substances, […]

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 […]

Menstruation: Maha to conduct awareness campaign in schools

School girls avoid going to school during their periods. In order to reduce the absentees and remove the misconceptions related to menstrual cycle, schools will be creating the awareness regarding the same. The program will be implemented in all higher primary schools and the other schools in the state

Menstruation: Maha to conduct awareness campaign in schoolsThe School Education and Sports Department has now taken an important decision to implement the menstruation management program in the schools and will be implemented under the ‘Clean India, Clean School’ campaign. According to a survey conducted by the UNICEF a few days ago, in Maharashtra, only 13 percent of girls in the age group […]

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]

First day of your period? Take a day off

The first day of period is uncomfortable for women. Working with menstrual congestion or pain is the most annoying thing for a woman. Considering this two leading corporates have taken an initiative to give the first day of periods for women as a paid leave

First day of your period? Take a day offThe month of July will be a special for the female employees of Culture Machine Media Pvt Ltd, a media start-up  based in Mumbai. As it has taken up an initiative to grant paid-leave to women on the first day of their periods. “First day of period is uncomfortable for women. It is a reality […]

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterus

Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case for the first time. The patient is suffering from uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent.  Doctors say that the patient has developed blood clots in her uterine cavity as she did not get menses and added that it, if not operated, it could be fatal for the patient

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterusManasi (name changed), a teenager born with two unconnected uterus and without a cervix and vagina. She is born with a birth defect called – uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent. Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case […]

Mumbai’s 24-year-old crusader of menstrual hygiene starts online campaign to spread awareness

Snehal Chaudhari and her NGO, Kshitij Foundation, aims to give women a platform to open up about their experiences regarding menstruation. Even today in rural areas, only 12% women use sanitary napkins and 88% women use other options including mud, ash, leaves, grass, rags or a cloth, which causes serious health hazard to women’s health

Mumbai’s 24-year-old crusader of menstrual hygiene starts online campaign to spread awarenessAt 24, Snehal Chaudhari is on a mission to spread awareness on menstrual hygiene. The Mumbai resident has been working on an online campaign to break the silence on menstruation. A software engineer by profession, Chaudhari first realised the importance of menstrual hygiene when she was in class 12.  “I was then staying in Wasim. […]