Serving as Keynote speaker for the just ended Menstraul Hygiene Seminar organized by Passion for Youth Education Foundation Moses T. Quenneh attributed menstrual disorders to improper hygiene management.
Speaking to crossed sessions of participants over the weekend, Quenneh disclosed that today’s irregular and long menstruation cycles are common amongst women and can be associated with a higher risk of major chronic diseases including Ovarian cancer, Coronary heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and mental health problems.
“Globally, the mortality rate of irregular menstrual cycles/inadequate menstrual hygiene have increased leaving many women to premature death” said Quenneh.
Quenneh narrated that most adolescent girls around the world do not hear or know anything about menstruation till their menarche (the first occurrence of menstruation) which is worse than terrible. So the crusades or movements for adequate menstrual hygiene can’t just be limited to the sharing of few pads to a handful of girls but to effective education, proper awareness on menstrual disorders and it’s complications and the physical and psychological effects it has on women.
“Women are integral part of our society, hence, this should be a global fight, not just a woman thing as it is popularly be tagged” he continued.
Moreover, Quenneh urged participants to wisely use the knowledge learned for community based education and smart discussions.
“Inorder for us to break the barriers to menstruation, we all need to be involved by teaching our sisters, girlfriends, mothers and friends about the importance of hygiene management” he added.
Passion for Youth Education Foundation is a girl led non-profit organization that seeks to build the mindset of youths especially, less fortunate and vulnerable in order to impact the world.
Pyef envision to see vulnerable young people taking the lead in changing the narratives and making the world a better place.