Period Products

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Scotland To Become 1st Country In World To Provide Free Period Products

Scotland will become the first country in the world on August 15 to offer universal access to free period products. According to the Scottish government, councils and educational establishments would be legally compelled to supply free period products to anybody in need. "Providing access to free period products is fundamental to equality and dignity, and removes the financial barriers to accessing them," stated Shona Robison, Social Justice… read-more

Sun, 14 Aug 2022 - 12:49 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: periods, period products, Menstruation, Scotland, free

Courtesy: NDTV

Women in Karnataka have been suggested taking vaccines after menstruating cycle.

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Menstruating Women Denied Vaccine, No Proof Of Side Effects

A few health workers have allegedly suggested women get the vaccine jab five to six days after the menstruation cycle in North Karnataka cities like Raichur, Belagavi, and Bidar. "No directive was issued from the health and family welfare department," said a Belgavi woman who was denied vaccine. However, the Belagavi district Immunization Officer IP Gadad said that vaccines administered during the menstruation cycle do not cause any side… read-more

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 - 10:00 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: vaccine, Menstruation, Women, Karnataka

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

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Experts Suggest Do's And Don'ts To Females On Menstrual Hygiene Day

On May 28 World Menstruation Hygiene Day, highlighting the significance of awareness regarding periods, experts suggest do’s and don’ts for menstruating females. Asking to select the suitable sanitation method, experts suggest complete comfort, proper bathing and regular washing to menstruating females. Recommending girls to discuss menstruation-related question to right person experts suggest to carry multi-purpose kit with them. Reportedly… read-more

Fri, 28 May 2021 - 06:34 PM / by Vanshika Sharma

Tags: menstrual hygiene, world menstrual hygiene day, Menstruation, UNICEF, Girls dropouts

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Vaccination and periods

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Govt Debunks Claims Of Vaccine Shot Being Harmful During Periods

The Centre on April 24 rejected all claims of a COVID-19 vaccine shot being unsafe for women if taken during menstruation. The clarification has come after several social media posts, urging women to not get vaccine jabs five days before and after their period cycle as their immunity is low during that period, went viral. The Press Information Bureau has discarded all claims and stated, "Do not fall for rumours."

Sun, 25 Apr 2021 - 11:08 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: periods, Menstruation, Vaccination, Vaccination during periods

Courtesy: India Today

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What Causes Menstrual Pain? How To Avoid It? Explains Gynecologist

Menstruation is considered different for every woman, and Gynecologist Dr Aruna Kalra says several internal factors can cause period pain. She said pain develops majorly due to muscle contractions in the uterus. Moreover, the contractions are mainly caused by bloating of the uterine wall due to complications like endometriosis, adenomyosis, cervical stenosis, and even infection. Kalra advises using heating pads, yoga, walking and reducing… read-more

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 04:53 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Gynaecologist, Aruna Kalra, Menstruation, Period Pain

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Period room Thane

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In A First, Public Toilet Gets 'Period Room' In Maharashtra's Thane

Setting up a "period room" at a public toilet, Maharashtra's Thane city has strived to facilitate menstrual hygiene among women dwelling in slums. The Thane Municipal Corporation and an NGO have jointly instituted the facility in a slum in the Shanti Nagar locality of Wagle Estate area. The facility is equipped with a urinal, jet spray, toilet roll holder, soap, running water and dustbin. The Rs 45,000 facility is touted as the first-of-its-… read-more

Sun, 10 Jan 2021 - 02:20 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Thane Municipal Corporation, periods, Menstruation, New Initiative

Courtesy: NDTV

Punjab CM

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Punjab CM Says High School, College Girls To Get Free Sanitary Pads

Taking a step towards the menstrual hygiene measures, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has announced to provide free sanitary pads for high school and college girls in the state. Launching 'Dheeiyan Di Lohri', the CM also announced that the month of January will be dedicated to girl child. The measure announced on January 7 was one among the many initiatives which included BASERA scheme, smart metering and distribution of free cricket kits… read-more

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 07:17 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, sanitary pads, Menstruation

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After Brexit, UK Scraps VAT On Women Sanitary Products

As a measure to eradicate poverty, the United Kingdom government has scrapped Value Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary products from January 1, 2021. Moreover, the government has planned to provide free sanitary products in schools, colleges, and hospitals. The rule came as the Brexit transition period ended on December 31, 2020, relieving the UK to avoid European Union’s 5% VAT directive on sanitary products.

Sun, 03 Jan 2021 - 07:51 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Brexit, Menstruation, sanitary pads, Tampons, VAT

Courtesy: Zee News

Women campaigning on period poverty

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First In World, Scotland Passes Bill To Make Period Products Free For All

In a groundbreaking decision, Scotland has become the first country to provide free 'period products' to women. Reportedly, the Scottish Parliament passed the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill to make free access of tampons and pads to all menstruating females at public facilities including educational institutions. Terming the bill, Scottish PM Monica Lennon said, “A signal to the world that free universal access to period… read-more

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 - 02:11 PM / by Sreemayi .S.R

Tags: Scotland, Menstruation, World Health Organisation


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UP Govt to Focus on Hygiene; Plans To Setup Sanitary Pad Vending Machines in Schools

Uttar Pradesh government is planning to install sanitary pad vending machines at 1,000 government girls' high schools and intermediate colleges. The initiative has been allotted Rs 3 Crore under 'Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan' scheme and is intended to curb the drop-out rate of girls. Earlier, a survey had reported that around 28 lakh adolescent girls in the state missed schools every month, owing to menstrual problems.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 01:45 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Uttar Pradesh (130, school dropout, Menstruation, CM Yogi Adityanath, women health

Courtesy: Hindustan Times