As women, we know how having (or not having) our period changes our life. We have been educated in schools, with our mothers, friends… and in my case, I have been menstruating long enough to understand what works and what doesn’t work for me. Not all women are this lucky. On the 28th of May, it is Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day)
Menstruation is a big taboo. Something considered better to hide and never to mention. Well, if it is going to affect the lives of millions of ladies around the globe, if it is going to affect the school attendance rate, their chances to succeed in life… We better talk and talk loud about it!
WHAT IS MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY?
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy platform that brings together the voices and actions of non-profits, government agencies, individuals, the private sector, and the media to promote good menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) for all women and girls.
You might wonder if there is a real need for such a day. Trust me! There is. Every culture might have a more scientific or paranormal explanation for our periods, but we as women need to make sure we are properly taking care of it and of our health and wellbeing.
No girl should ever stop going to school because of menstruation. And it is fair that every girl is informed about what menstruation is and what products she can use before having her first period.
It is time to unmask the period taboos by investing in research for better health and hygiene of women. We need to create awareness around periods to achieve gender equality.
So, Dr. Rajul Matkar, an internationally-recognized Obstetrician & Gynecologist, with 31 years of clinical experience, is providing a free talk on Menstrual Hygiene.
The activity is sponsored by Lizzom and Goshopia, introducing the menstrual care European brand SelenaCare to the market. We are users and fell in love with their period panties, pads, and menstrual cups!
STRAIGHT TO THE AGENDA!
What: Menstrual Hygiene Day awareness talk
Where: Medstar Aesthetics & Multi-Speciality Center, Gulf Towers, Oud Metha.
When: 28th May 2022 at 10am
About Dr. Rajul Matkar
She received intense specialized training in minimally-invasive gynecologic Surgery from Kiel University – Germany and has completed training for advanced colposcopy and directed procedures under the British Society for Colpo Cervical Pathology (BSCCP).
Through her extensive experience, Dr. Rajul has developed a keen interest and a passion for increasing awareness about cancer cervix and its treatment. A good portion of her practice is also devoted to the management of women`s menopausal symptoms and infertility.
About the Sponsors
Lizzom, a sustainable Sanitary Napkins brand made out of organic bamboo and corn to create a cleaner, safer, more absorbent and compostable sanitary napkin.
Goshopia is your one-stop shop for all your eco-friendly fashion, accessories, beauty & home décor. All the products are carefully selected to comply with at least one of their 3 S’s or core values: Slow, Sustainable, and Socially responsible designers and brands.
Get ready to be wowed with exclusive styles, the highest quality materials and fabulous designs for every occasion… including when you have your period! Goshopia carries in the Middle East the famous SelenaCare menstrual products. From menstrual cups, fabric pads to period panties, you can find different, comfortable, and eco-friendly solutions for your menstruation.
F&F International is a marketing and events company founded in the UAE in 2017. With a commitment to consistently producing work that is both original and highly impacting, F&F helps develop and position brands in a manner that supports their overall business goals.
About Medstar Aesthetics and Multispeciality Centre
Medstar Aesthetics and Multi-speciality Centre, is the flagship Day Surgery Center being converted into Medstar Speciality Hospital for Aesthetics and General Surgery – for Medstar Healthcare LLC, located adjacent to the Dubai Healthcare City in Oud Metha.
Starting off as a focused Day Surgery Centre, MedStar has evolved over time into a boutique centre for multiple specialties covering Dentistry, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, Nutrition, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obesity Management, Psychiatry and Physiotherapy.
The Aesthetics part of the hospital has departments in Dermatology, Aesthetic Surgery and Hair Transplant.