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Celebrating Womanhood: Better Menstrual Hygiene

Ms. Sonali Joshi

Celebrating Womanhood: Better Menstrual Hygiene

13th January, 2022

  • Ms. Sonali Joshi welcomed the guest speaker, faculty and students and shared the concept of the topic with the attendees.

  • Ms. Kanizfatema Khan introduced the Guest Speaker, Dr. Girija Wagh. She shared about the inspiring achievements and social presence of Dr. Wagh and the work she has done and is doing towards women empowerment, better health and hygiene.

  • Dr. Girija Wagh in her session shared about the perceptions and myths related to menstruation. She then explained about the menstruation cycle, its occurrence, its anatomy in the female body. The key takeaways from her session were as follows:

  • Womanhood and each role a woman plays in her life need to be acknowledged and celebrated and this begins with self-love and self-care.

  • Of all the rights and roles a woman plays, the greatest one is that of being a mother.

  • The meaning of menstruation, its cycle, importance and role in lives of girls and women that help them to prepare themselves for bigger roles in their lives.

  • The most common reasons for irregular periods and the restorative remedies available for them.

  • The need for regular check-ups with trusted gynaecologist so as to ascertain upkeep of health and hygiene.

  • The effects of PCOD / PCOS on the health of young women and the treatments available thereof.

  • The three mool mantras – Aahar(balanced diet), Vihar( physical exercise and rest), Vichaar (positive thoughts)

  • After the guest speaker’s informative and though invoking session, the attendees were invited for an Open House wherein they asked a few questions to the speaker which she graciously answered.

  • Dr. Dilip Pardeshi, SO, Indian Red Cross also addressed the students and the faculty and appreciated the efforts taken by the team to conduct a guest talk on such a relevant topic.

  • The session ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Divya Lakhani.

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