Health Desk-- 2nd June, 2017: Some 85 percent women and adolescent girls use unsanitary materials when they menstruate, posing a serious threat to their life, speakers at a programme on Thursday said.
They said women living in the rural areas tend to use unhygienic cloth more compared to those residing in urban areas.
They came up with these remarks at a national seminar on ‘Menstrual Hygiene Management and Challenges of Marginalized Adolescents and Women: An Untold Story in the City’ jointly organised by Water Aid, DORP and other organisations.
Dr Khairul Islam, country representative of Water Aid, chaired the event where Nasima Begum, secretary of women and children affairs, was present as the chief guest.
In her speech, Nasima Begum said that separate toilets have been constructed for disabled women and adolescent girls at each hostel for women, which are run by the women and children affairs ministry.
The ministry will take measures to provide sanitary napkins for impoverished women and adolescents at a nominal cost, she said.
Mohammad Zobair Hasan, Director, Research of Development Organisation of the Rural Poor (DORP), said that every family should allocate a little amount of money for menstrual hygiene management which will help women keep a healthy lifestyle.