FPA India Agra branch conducts Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) sessions for school-going girls and for women at various occasions, through which they are made aware about the use of sanitary napkins during menstruation.
However, in a lot of remote villages, many girls and women have not been using sanitary napkins due to a lack of adequate information. In addition to this, poor girls and women use dirty cloth and other unhygienic methods to manage their menstruation since they cannot afford to buy sanitary napkins. This may cause various infections. FPA India Agra branch has played a significant role in creating awareness among girls and women about menstrual health and hygiene
The recent exemption of GST on sanitary napkins is a great initiative. With sanitary napkins available at affordable prices, more and more poor women and girls will be able to use them. The day is not far when all women and girls in our country will start using sanitary napkins during their periods, to maintain menstrual health and hygiene.
FPA INDIA, AGRA.