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  • Writer's pictureRajeev Sharma

Breaking the Stigma: Talking About Periods Openly and Honestly



For many girls and women, menstruation is a taboo subject that is shrouded in secrecy and shame. But it's time to break the silence and talk about periods openly and honestly. At African Girl Foundation, we believe that empowering girls and women with accurate information about menstruation is key to breaking down the stigma surrounding periods. We provide menstrual hygiene education and access to reusable sanitary kits offering a safe and supportive space for girls to talk about their experiences with menstruation. By educating girls about their bodies and normalizing menstruation, we hope to help them feel confident, informed, and empowered. Breaking down the stigma surrounding periods is essential if we want to create a world where every girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential.


It's important to recognize that the stigma surrounding menstruation not only affects girls and women's physical health but also their mental health. The shame and secrecy surrounding periods can lead to feelings of embarrassment and anxiety, causing girls to miss school, social events, and even work. By breaking the silence and talking about periods openly and honestly, we can help alleviate these negative feelings and empower girls and women to take control of their menstrual health.


African Girl Foundation is committed to providing girls and women with the resources they need to manage their periods with confidence and dignity. By working together to break the stigma surrounding menstruation, we can create a world where every girl can reach her full potential, regardless of her menstrual cycle. Join us in the fight to break the silence around periods and promote menstrual health and hygiene for all.

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