Raipur 17th Sept: As a leading advocate for menstrual health and hygiene, Blue Bird Foundation is committed to breaking the silence and dispelling the myths surrounding menstruation. In light of this mission, it proudly supported and participated in a critical discussion aimed at debunking the misconceptions surrounding menstrual hygiene today on its 3rd Anniversary. The panel discussion brought together a diverse group of attendees, including senior journalists, medical professionals, and manufacturers of sanitary pads, to engage in an open and candid dialogue on the critical issue of menstrual hygiene.Blue Bird Foundation Founder Ms Sudha Verma , Dr Anju Parekh Senior Paediatrician Ekta Children Hospital, Sudeshna Ruhan social activist , Senior female journalist Sarita Dubey from Patrika, Rajni Thakur from The Think India, Aayushi from Times of India , Mamta Manikar from Dainik Bhaskar, Meenu Tewari IND24, Swati from Swaraj Express; Social Media Influencer Aakriti Agrawal, Priya Lalwani and Astha Amanat indulged in a meaningful and eye opening discussion “Breaking the Taboo surrounding Menstrual Hygiene” . “Menstruation is a natural and essential part of a woman’s life, yet it remains shrouded in myths and taboos in many societies. These myths not only perpetuate stigma but also hinder access to accurate information and hygienic menstrual products. As a responsible manufacturer of sanitary pads, we believe it is our duty to help set the record straight.” said Sudha Verma, Founder Blue Bird Foundation.Dr Anju Parekh , Senior paediatrician from Ekta Children Hospital emphasized, “Education and awareness are key to addressing the challenges surrounding menstrual hygiene and ensuring women’s well-being. Proper menstrual hygiene can reduce the risk of infections, which can have serious health consequences.”Key Highlights from the Panel Discussion:Myth #1: Menstruation is DirtyFact: Menstruation is a natural bodily function and is not dirty. Proper hygiene practices, such as using high-quality sanitary pads, can help maintain cleanliness and comfort during menstruation.Myth #2: Menstrual Blood is ImpureFact: Menstrual blood is not impure; it is simply the shedding of the uterine lining. It poses no health risks to women or others. It’s essential to understand that menstruation is a sign of good health.Myth #3: Menstruation Should Be HiddenFact: There is no need to hide or be ashamed of menstruation. Open discussions about menstruation are essential for creating awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding it.Myth #4: Menstrual Products Are HarmfulFact: High-quality menstrual products, like the ones manufactured by YUKTI MANTRA are safe to use and have undergone rigorous testing to ensure they are free from harmful chemicals.Myth #5: Menstruation Is Only a Women’s IssueFact: Menstruation affects everyone indirectly, as it is a natural part of the reproductive cycle. Men and gender-diverse individuals should also be educated and involved in conversations about menstrual hygiene.About Sudha Verma Sudha Verma is a leading manufacturer of high-quality sanitary pads dedicated to promoting menstrual hygiene and empowering women with reliable, comfortable, and affordable menstrual products. With a commitment to quality and innovation, we aim to break the silence surrounding menstruation and contribute to a world where women and individuals of all genders can embrace their reproductive health with pride and confidence.She is the only commercial pad manufacturer and distributor based at Chhattisgarh. She has always prioritized the production of safe and reliable sanitary pads that contribute to menstrual hygiene. Her BLUE BIRD Foundation on 3rd Anniversary is proud to support this crucial discussion on menstrual hygiene and myth-busting. Together, we can challenge misconceptions, foster open dialogue, and create a world where menstruation is celebrated as a symbol of strength and vitality.
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