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Crazy myths about menstruation:

Have you heard this one?

Is menstruation unclean?
No! Menstruation is entirely natural and normal. If you’re worried about smelling different, remember to change your pad regularly (at least every four hours) and stay clean (wash yourself daily using water). You may change your pad more or less regularly depending on how heavy your flow is.

Does menstruating mean a girl is now a woman?
No! Starting your period doesn’t suddenly make you an adult or a woman. What it does mean is that you can now get pregnant. Young women and even girls can get pregnant, but that doesn't mean they are ready to become wives or mothers or ready for sexual relationships.

Is it true that when used pads are burned they make you unable to have a baby?
No. That’s not true at all. It is just another way to dispose of pads.

I get pain during my period, is this normal?
Yes. Many girls have some cramping pain.

Is it true that if I delay sex I won’t be able to have a baby later on?
No. That is totally untrue. Early sex can be risky for you!

Menstruation is clean, natural and a healthy body function. If you are worried about anything discuss it with a woman you trust, ask at your clinic or research it. Don’t listen to crazy stories, rather find out the facts.

(adapted from Dr Eve’s Sex Book: A Guide for Young People)

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SIYABEE

Why are period pains painful

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Menstruation, or period, is normal vaginal bleeding that happens as part of a woman's monthly cycle. The cause of the pain is usually having too many prostaglandins, which are chemicals that your uterus makes. These chemicals make the muscles of your uterus tighten and relax, and this causes the cramps. The pain can start a day or two before your period. It normally lasts for a few days, though in some women it can last longer.

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Lucky B

Thank so much that was informative i just want to touch on the reusable pads how far are with the implementation of that idea because even though i am a guy , i really appreciate that since our sister especially in the rurals are still using surgically unclean material for their periods which really compromises their Health .

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