On the 22nd July, 2021, the Guidance and Counselling Cell of PCER Chembur, under its initiative RISE (Re-assuring Impactful Sociable Emancipation) conducted an Expert Talk on the topic ‘Menstrual Health & Hygiene’.
Ms. Ankita Sukhwal, a CSR Executive from Unicharm India conducted an hourlong online session from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the topic which was broadcast live over PCER Chembur’s YouTube channel.
She emphasised the importance of menstrual cycle and how everyone should be open about this topic. As a background, she divided adolescence into 3 phases, early adolescence, middle adolescence and late adolescence. She then elaborated the role of hormones and the bodily changes which takes places in the human body during the entire lifetime right from pre-menopausal stage right up to menopause.
Ms. Sukhwal touched upon not only why menstruation takes place but also how to take care of oneself during this time of the month. She cautioned about how to track one’s period and explained the symptoms which requires one to go to a doctor.
At the end, she answered the queries put by the participants which were addressed to her via the live chat function.
This activity was conducted under SDG # 3: Good Health and Well Being and can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-5KCvegTKE&t=2290s