Zenu (Near Tema) – The 2022 World menstrual hygiene day has been observed in Zenu, a community in the Kpone- Katamanso municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
The event which was celebrated under the theme; ‘Making menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030’ brought together over 300 students who were drawn from some selected school within Zenu to the community health center on Friday.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency Ms Henrieta Agyeiwaa Kpone-Katamanso adolescent health nurse stated that it was time the general public accepted ladies for who they are.
She explained that most at times males gained undue advantages over their female counterparts because of menstruation issues adding that females could be given equal opportunities as their male counterparts especially when in menstruation.
Ms Agyeiwaa further hinted that parents should always open up to their female wards in sexual education stressing that through such interactions the female adolescents learnt a lot of things which would help them overcome the various challenges associated with menstruations.
The Kpone-Katamanso Municipal adolescent health nurse noted that it was wrong for teachers and religious leaders to send girls out from class rooms or deny them from participating in religious activities when menstruating saying that menstruations is part of womanhood and a sign that such person was fertile and could give birth.
Ms Agyeiwaa revealed that May 28 in every year has been accepted as world menstrual hygiene day and called on all stakeholders to support the various adolescent comers dotted across the country.
The participants were sensitized on the best way to fix and dispose of their sanitary pads so as to keep them hygienic at all times.
The Ghana News Agency Further observed that every participant was given one full pack of disposable sanitary pad to be sent home for use.