‘Break the silence on menstruation’
CHITTAGONG: Monalisa Women’s Club organised a seminar titled ‘Women Health and Cleanliness during Period’ at CDA Girls’ High School and College in Kaptai Rastar Matha area of the port city on Thursday.
Around 500 students of the institute took part in the seminar and became members of the Monalisa Women’s Club.
Gynecologist Dr Shamima Sharmin Rosy put up different aspects of menstrual hygiene at the seminar moderated by Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited Manager (Brand) Hygiene Products Silvia Jahangir.
The paper mills Assistant General Manager Sajjadul Islam, school teachers Ferdousi Begum and Syeda Nilufar Akter were present at the seminar among others.
Dr Shamima Sharmin, in her speech, said most of the women, including the girls, feel shy in sharing problems with each other despite its a natural matter.
“In general, menstruation of girls begins from 10-12 years while it also can begin after 14 years,” said Dr Rosy, suggesting not to be worried over the situation.
Terming the menstruation as a good sign, the physician said a girl acquires the capability of being mother through menses.
Dr Rosy asked the students to contact doctors if they face any problem in this regard and suggested to use sanitary napkin during the period.Most of the females feel sick during the period. But, it is not exactly disease as it is a natural process of changing human body, informed the physician.
Mentionable, the women’s club is holding seminars in different schools and colleges of the country in a bid to create awareness among women regarding menstrual health and hygiene on behalf of the country’s leading business conglomerate Bashundhara Group.
It is informed at the seminar that ‘Monalisa Sanitary Napkin’ is very familiar brand in the market for managing women health and hygiene since 2004.
All members of the club are women and it helps them to communicate comfortably and participate in any work actively. The female students shared their different problems with the physician at the seminar.
Later, free registration of the club was held and new packet of Monalisa Sanitary Napkin was distributed among the participants.
The women’s club also held a seminar on the same issue at Customs Academy Laboratory High School in the city’s Pahartali area on Wednesday.