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ASSOCHAM 3rd Menstrual Hygiene Conference-cum-Awards

  • 28 May, 2024
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Menstrual hygiene, despite being a fundamental aspect of women's health, remains taboo in many cultures, leading to detrimental effects on women and girls. The myths and misconceptions surrounding menstruation hinder access to accurate information and essential resources, thereby causing various health issues, including infections and reproductive complications, social bias, and limiting educational and economic opportunities.

The effectiveness of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) continues to be an area that receives insufficient attention. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) indicates that around 22.7% of women in India do not use hygienic methods for menstrual protection. Lack of access to menstrual hygiene facilities contributes to school absenteeism among girls, with around 23% dropping out of school after reaching puberty. To address the same, Government of India has been running a scheme for promotion of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls in the age group of 10-19 year in rural areas.

However, amidst these challenges, there\'s a growing recognition of the need for innovative and impactful solutions to address menstrual hygiene effectively.

On Menstrual Hygiene Day, to discuss and recognize the best practices in MHM, ASSOCHAM is organizing its 3rd Menstrual Hygiene Management Conference-cum-Awards 2024 – “Menstrual Hygiene for Healthier Tomorrow: Innovation, Impact & Sustainability” on Tuesday, 28th May 2024 in New Delhi.



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