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PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST MENSTRUATION

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PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST MENSTRUATION
Starting your menstruation is a major event that happens in a girl’s life, some girls embrace the first drops of blood with joy and relieve while others feel confused and scared. Whatever the reaction may be, the first menstruation marks the beginning of womanhood in all girls.


Statistics shows that most girls start menstruating within the age of 12-16 although some may be earlier while some are late but nevertheless, you shouldn’t wait till your first menstruation before you know what menstruation is all about. ØWhen are u expected to start menstruating Menstruation is not just about having a period; it is a sign that a girl is capable of becoming pregnant. Physical changes such as breast development, growth of hair in some pubic areas, rapid growth e.t.c., are signs that you will soon start menstruating. Menstruation begins at about two and half years after the physical changes, this also varies in girls. ØKnow about menstruation In the early age, gir…

BREAKING MENSTRUATION SILENCE

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Menstruation is a normal biological process and a very important sign of reproductive health, yet many cultures sees it as something shameful, negative or dirty. The limited access of teenagers to information at homes and in schools results in millions of women and girls having little ideas about what is happening in their bodies when they start menstruating and how to deal with it.
Imagine a practice where a girl has to stay away from school during her menstrual periods possible because her mates would make jest of her, some girls sits on sand a whole day during menstruation, hoping the sand will stop the flow of blood, in short many girls and women faces challenges with managing their periods safely.
In addition to taboos and cultural practices, girls and women capacity to ensure to ensure a good menstrual hygiene is affected by series of factors such as;
·       * Limited access affordable and hygienic sanitary materials especially at spontaneous flow ·        *Insufficient access to s…

TIPS FOR VULVAR CARE

The vagina is a part of the body that needs adequate care. Here are some ways to care for the vagina:


   #Use only warm water to wash the vulva. Dry thoroughly with a clean towel. (If the vulva is very irritated, you can try drying it with a blow dryer set on cool.)
·         #The vagina cleanses itself naturally in the form of normal, vaginal discharge. Avoid using douches unless prescribed by your physician. These products can upset the natural balance of organisms.
·         #Wear only white, 100 percent cotton underwear. Avoid wearing nylon, acetate, or other manmade fibers.
·        # Avoid wearing thongs.
·        # Rinse underclothes carefully after washing. Or, double-rinse.
·         #Wash new underclothes before wearing.
·         #Use a mild soap for washing underclothes. Do not use detergents or fabric softeners.
·         #Use soft toilet tissue (white only).
·       #  Use chemical free menstrual napkins to control menstrual bleeding.
·         #Don't scratch.

CNN PUBLICATION QUESTIONS HOW SAFE THE DISPOSABLE SANITARY PADS AND TAMPON ARE.

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CNN PUBLICATION QUESTIONS HOW SAFE THE DISPOSABLE SANITARY PADS AND TAMPON ARE. CNN in their publication on the link: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/13/health/whats-in-your-pad-or-tampon/ By Nadia Kounang, CNN Updated 1619 GMT (0019 HKT) November 13, 2015 questioned how safe the disposables pads and Tampons are. 
Story highlights ·FDA doesn't require manufacturers to disclose tampon ingredients ·In the past few weeks, both P&G and Kimberly-Clark have published additional information on their websites (CNN)About70%of all American women use tampons. On average, a woman will use between11,000and16,000tampons in her lifetime. In fact, tampon-like devices have been used since ancient Rome, where women fashioned devices out of wool to absorb menstrual flow. Rolls of grass were used in parts of Africa, and Hawaiian women used ferns. But what is actually in a modern-day tampon and pads? Generally, tampons are blends of cotton and rayon, along with synthetic fibers, but each manufacturer's …

WHY GIRLS MENSTRUATE! (LET’S KNOW MORE ABOUT MENSTRUATION)

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Puberty and Periods
Menstruation (a period) is a major stage of puberty in girls. It's one of the many physical signs that a girl is turning into a woman. Menstruation can be confusing, just like a lot of the other changes that come with puberty. Some girls can't wait to start their periods. Others may feel afraid or anxious. Many girls (and most guys!) don't have a complete understanding of a woman's reproductive system or what actually happens during the menstrual cycle. That can make the process seem even more mysterious. Girls usually start to go through puberty between the ages of 8 and 13. Their bodies and minds change in many ways. Hormones kick off changes like growth and breast development. About 2 to 2½ years after a girl's breasts begin to develop, she usually gets her first menstrual period. About 6 months or so before getting her first period, a girl might notice an increased amount of clear vaginal discharge. This discharge is common. There's no need …

7 REASONS YOU SHOULD SWITCH TO WASHABLE SANITARY PAD

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1. You will reduce your menstrual cramps, infections and skin rashes. If you suffer intense pain during your period and are using disposable pad, consider using alternatives like washable pads or 100% organic cotton products. Disposable pads also use plastics, which block airflow to your vagina, and not surprisingly, can encourage a painful rash. Disposables also use synthetic fibers like rayon which are super-absorbent, but will also absorb all the moisture in your vagina, increasing your chances of severe pain and infections -- especially if you are wearing one for hours, all day, and all week. Once I switched to reusable cloth pads, my own severe cramping was reduced to nil -- a real menstrual miracle.
2. Reusable options are much healthier for you. Disposables are typically made with a combination of plastics, cotton, synthetic fibers and wood pulp. Conventionally produced cotton is one of the most toxic crops grown, using 20 percent of the world’s pesticide and herbicides. These m…