Ans) The white discharge you may see before your period is known as leucorrhea. It’s filled with fluid and cells that are being shed from the vagina. It tends to be clear watery or milky and is meant to keep the vagina healthy and lubricated.
So long as this discharge isn’t accompanied by symptoms like odor, pain, itching or redness, it’s considered normal. If these symptoms persist, it could be an infection and you must visit your doctor.
Ans) The possibility of rashes increases during periods because of the moisture present in the pad or cloth.
To avoid rashes always bear in bear in mind: Dry and Clean- Change pads within 6-8 hours and always wear clean underwear.
To heal rashes Vaseline or coconut oil can be used or you may ask your doctor to prescribe an ointment.
Ans) Always use clean pad or cloth and change them every 4-6 hours.
Always wrap the cloth or pad in a piece of paper and dispose them to avoid breeding of infections
in the surroundings.
Develop a healthy habit of carrying the 5P pouch with you at all times containing: A pad, Panty, Paper, Polythene and Paper Soap so that you are ready for the period wherever you are.
Ans) Period is when a woman’s/girl’s body releases tissue it no longer needs. This tissue comes from the uterus, which is where a baby (fetus) can develop in the female body. Every month or so, the uterus lining gets thicker to prepare for a fertilized egg if the woman becomes pregnant. If the egg doesn’t get fertilized, that lining is released from the body as blood through the vagina. This monthly process is called menstruation or a period.
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Did you know that more than 23% of girls in India quit schools when they start menstruating and the rest miss at least five days during each monthly menstrual period between the ages of 12 and 18?