2030: a world without Period Poverty and Stigma [Infographics]

A world without period poverty and stigma is possible. But to achieve our joint goal by 2030, we cannot wait for the Covid-19 pandemic to end. We need to step up action and investment in menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) NOW!

By 2030, it is possible to create a world where no woman or girl is held back because she menstruates, but only if we step up investment in menstrual health and hygiene now. That is the key message of this new infographic.

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Menstrual Care [Guides]

The platform for Menstrual Hygiene Day, celebrated annually on the 28th of May, shares some guides to raise awareness on the lack of education on the issue, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to hygienic menstrual products and poor sanitation infrastructure undermining the educational opportunities, health and overall social status of women and girls around the world resulting in millions of women and girls are kept from reaching their full potential. Some guides follow below:

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Mood and the Menstrual Cycle [Infographic]

The word hormone comes from the Greek hormo, meaning to move forward. That’s appropriate because these powerful chemicals keep every part of the body working properly. Estrogen and progesterone, the primary female hormones, are essential for reproduction, growth, metabolism, and immune function. However, their constant fluctuation may also wreak havoc on the way many women feel.

In an analysis of 41 published studies of women’s daily moods, more than half found a link between bad moods and menstruation. Moreover, women in the Penn Ovarian Aging Study reported an increase of depressive symptoms as they transitioned into menopause. If you feel like you’re on a hormonal roller coaster, read on to learn what research suggests about hormonal mood swings, and discover natural ways to feel better no matter where you are in your cycle or life.

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Office Yoga vs. Menstrual Cramps [Infographic]

Day-to-day office work is stressful enough, what more during the days you are on your period?

Dysmenorrhea affects women in different ways. Some women barely even notice their periods, while others get mild to severe cramps. When cramps are so debilitating, getting out of bed is a challenge – and the thought of heading to work is even more unnerving.

One of the ways to treat menstrual discomfort is to engage in stretching and exercise, specifically ones that target the lower abdominal and lower back regions. Some women worry about being too active during their period – as you are prone to back stains­­ – but by using longer feminine pads or menstrual cups to keep you protected, that won’t be an issue.

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