28th May_ Menstrual Hygiene Day

28th May: Menstrual Hygiene Day

Menstruation (also called a “period”) is a normal biological process experienced by millions around the world each month. A period happens when blood and tissue from the uterine lining is shed and leaves the body through the vagina.

The onset of menstruation is one of the most important changes occurring among the girls during the adolescent years. The first menstruation (menarche) occurs between 11 and 15 years. 

You can choose many types of menstrual products to absorb or collect blood during your period, including Aura Flow sanitary pads, tampons, menstrual cups, Aura Flow Panty Liners, and period underwear.

In addition to this, good menstrual hygiene practices can prevent infections, irritation, reduce odors and help you stay comfortable during your period.

Each year on May 28, Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed to highlight good menstrual hygiene practices during your period and to raise awareness about the importance of access to menstrual products such as tampons, sanitary napkins and menstrual cups, period education, and sanitation facilities. 

Checklist to Menstrual Hygiene Products

Sanitary Pads:

Pads are rectangles of absorbent material that attach to the inside of a girl’s underwear and catch menstrual blood. Check out the Aura Flow Sanitary Pads for a comfortable period experience. 


A tampon is also made of absorbent material, but it’s compressed into a small tube. Tampons come in different sizes and absorbances for heavier and lighter periods.

Menstrual Cups:

Instead of absorbing blood, the cup catches it before it flows out of the vagina. Menstrual cups are made of flexible materials, like rubber or silicone.

Period Underwear:

The latest newcomer to the period scene is period underwear. They look like regular underwear, except they have a special absorbent layer which prevents leakages onto clothing, and as they are washable, they are one of the most sustainable options available.

Panty Liners:

Every woman deserves to feel fresh and comfortable each and every day. Therefore, having daily hygiene products is essential. Yes, we are talking about Panty Liners. The tiny pad-like structures that can comfortably be used on a daily basis. 

Aura Flow Panty Liners makes it possible for you because your comfort is our priority. Whether it is for post-period cleanliness, light flow, discharge, or daily freshness, our panty liners have got you covered. They are ultra-soft and skin-friendly. You can wear them daily without feeling uncomfortable all day long and walk around confidently. 

Focusing further let know Why is Menstrual Hygiene Important? 

Hygiene-related practices of women during menstruation are of considerable importance, as it has a health impact in terms of increased vulnerability to reproductive tract infections (RTI).

When girls and women have access to safe and affordable sanitary materials to manage their menstruation, they decrease their risk of infections.

Poor menstrual hygiene, however, can pose serious health risks, like reproductive and urinary tract infections which can result in future infertility and birth complications.

Measures to Maintain Menstrual Hygiene 

Wear lightweight, breathable clothing:

Tight fabrics can trap moisture and heat, allowing germs to grow making you feel uncomfortable. 

Change your menstrual products regularly:

Trapped moisture provides a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. Wearing a pad or period underwear for too long can lead to a rash or an infection.

Use unscented toilet paper, tampons, or pads:

Scented hygiene products can irritate the skin and impact your natural pH balance.

Drink enough liquids:

This can help wash out your urinary tract and help prevent infections, like yeast infections.

Track and monitor your period:

Your menstrual cycle is a valuable marker for your overall health. Irregular periods can be a sign of conditions like PCOS, diabetes, thyroid problems, and celiac disease.

Visit a healthcare provider for your annual check-up:

An annual wellness exam is a full check-up that includes a pap smear, a pelvic exam, and a breast exam. These exams are essential for good reproductive health as they can catch early signs of cancer or other health issues.

Menstrual hygiene is vital to the empowerment and well-being of women and girls worldwide. It is also about ensuring women and girls live in an environment that values and supports their ability to manage their menstruation with dignity.

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