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10 common period questions asked by first time menstruators.

First time menstruators have so many questions that run through their minds with regards to the reason and process of menstruation.

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What is Menstruation? How does it occur?

Menstruation is the monthly shedding of the lining of the uterus resulting in the vaginal discharge of blood and tissues.

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What is Premenstrual Syndrome? What are the changes in the body during PMS?

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) refers to the symptoms that typically occur in a menstruator between ovulation and a period. It is estimated that 3 of every 4 menstruators have some form of PMS.

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What is Menstrual Hygiene? How important is Menstrual Hygiene?

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) encompasses all the aspects of menstruation that are essential for menstruators to be aware of and have access to.

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What are the ways to maintain menstrual hygiene? How are the NGOs helping in spreading awareness in the rural areas?

Ujaas, an initiative under the Aditya Birla Education Trust, aims to promote menstrual health and hygiene practices by following a more holistic approach.

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How is the lack of menstrual hygiene, awareness and sanitation facilities affecting education?

Around 23 million girls in India drop out of school every year due to a lack of menstrual hygiene management facilities

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How is Ujaas helping in shattering stigma related to menstrual health? How can someone volunteer for this initiative?

Ujaas encourages changing the very psyche of the masses & thereby changing the regressive cycle of discrimination & self-loathe that most menstruators are trapped in.

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What are the nutritional requirements during menstruation? How does lack of proper nourishment affect health?

Healthy & balanced nourishment becomes more crucial during menstruation as the body loses blood, it loses certain minerals with it.

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What is sustainable menstruation? List of sustainable menstrual products to look for. Why is the awareness of sanitary pads in rural areas still low?

Find out what is sustainable menstruation and sustainable menstrual products to look for.

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5 Misconceptions around menstrual health in India

Ujaas aims to break the misconceptions and myths surrounding menstruation and create an empathetic and kinder nation for menstruators.

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How is menstruation related to human rights?

Ujaas, an initiative under the Aditya Birla Education Trust, aims to educate menstruators about their basic human rights, so that they can stand up for themselves and demand justice.

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