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Menstruation is a monthly reality for 2 billion women. It’s time to break the taboos for the next generation.
We actively support the Menstrual Hygiene Day by WASH United through social media activation and education.
Learn more on Menstrualhygieneday.org
A global study reveals women’s quest for the perfect vulva. But there is one problem. It doesn’t exist. Bodyforms’s campaign Viva La Vulva celebrates the vulva in all its beautiful forms and fights against the myths, insecurities and stereotypes that women are subjected to when trying to care for their vulvas.
At Essity, we believe that we need to break the taboos around menstruation. Since 2015, Libresse has visited schools in South Africa to educate young women about menstruation. To date, over 34,000 girls and nearly 1,300 teachers have participated in the trainings.
One significant obstacle that leaves many women at a disadvantage is the stigma around menstruation. Women who menstruate need a private space for washing and managing their menstruation. These needs are overlooked far too often, making menstruation an impediment in community participation, education and working life.
Four out of ten parents have never talked to their daughters about menstruation. Despite being completely natural, discussions around periods are rare and subdued in all levels of society – on a scale that transcends any other topic, let alone a topic that affects 50% of the population. We are 100% dedicated to breaking the taboo. Are you?
Over the last few years, we have witnessed a transformation in how menstruation is talked about in public. Decision-makers in both the public and private sectors have a particular responsibility to drive this change. Also companies working in this field have a role to play in challenging taboos around menstruation.
Multiple health conditions are affected by the menstrual cycle, but awareness about this relationship is low – both among physicians and patients – which can lead to misdiagnosis or inappropriate treatment.