Saturday, May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day.
It is a day to bring awareness to menstrual health and hygiene all over the world. In many countries, menstruation holds girls and women back from getting their education, creates social taboos, and creates periods of isolation. By talking more openly and educating women about their bodies, we can create social change.
Many people don’t understand menstrual cycles, ovulation or even periods. In some of Europe’s biggest cities, people were asked about menstruation. 64% of people couldn’t define ovulation. They couldn’t define ovulation, and in most cases were shy to offer an answer.
This short video by Clue explains to us the wonderful thing that is ovulation.
This Saturday, talk to the women in your life about menstruation. Inform your loved ones that you are PMS-ing. Share with your partner that you are ovulating. Tell your daughters about menstrual cups, tampons, pads, and all of the lovely things used to contain period blood.
Be proud. You are a woman. You are able to create life within you. That is what your menstrual cycle does. It prepares your womb for life. Life.