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Why menstrual health literacy matters

Published on 04.12.2020 at 19:48

Despite the immense benefits, menstrual health literacy remains a challenge for the global public health. That is, the lack of education that promotes the critical thinking and intersectional perspective on both menstrual health and hygiene, represent a challenge for public health worldwide as a big portion of the global population faces difficulties in finding, accessing, or using menstrual information to manage their periods.

 

As both a human & citizenship right, menstrual health literacy is not only about addressing menstrual knowledge gaps, or how to access menstrual services for a safe, dignified menstrual hygiene management, it also addresses how gender inequality, discriminatory gender and social norms, cultural taboos, and poverty cause menstrual health and hygiene needs go unmet. During the current global crisis, these deprivations have intensified; causing far more reaching negative impacts on the lives of menstruators because of restricted mobility, which have compromised our freedom and routine.

 

The main impact of this on menstruators has been the very real stress associated with the outbreak as experiencing a lot of stress can have a major impact on the menstrual cycle. That is, stress hormones can react with regular hormonal cycle and misguide the body. Hence, menstruation can occur early, late, or not at all. The most common form of a disrupted menstrual cycle is the missed or delayed period as the body is adapting to protecting itself. The coronavirus pandemic has put the entire world in a state of perceived stress, and thus, a menstruator’s system prioritises safety over ovulation.

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