Corps member sensitizes students on hygiene
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Female students of public secondary schools in Osun state have been enjoined to maintain good menstrual hygiene in order to be psychologically and emotionally balanced.
A Corps member serving in Osogbo, Esther Tayo-King gave the advice while sensitizing the students in the town.
Tayo-King who distributed sanitary pads to the students said the distribution of pads and sensitisation exercise was important for the psychological, emotional and physical well being of the female students.
She said the programme was necessary to liberate most female young ones from the mythological belief about menstrual flow as many see it as sacred and should not be discussed.
She noted that though, she has started the distribution of sanitary pads since September 2019, said the target beneficiaries were the less-privileged female students in public schools who could not afford to buy sanitary pads during menstrual flow.
Speaking, the Osun State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Barr Olubukola Olaboopo enlightened the female students on the dangers in maintaining poor menstrual hygiene and requirements for proper menstrual hygiene.
Represented by Mr Adelusi Adesola, Olaboopo said poor menstrual hygiene can lead to fungal and bacterial infections in reproductive and urinary tracts and serious disorders like kidney failure, infertility and cervical cancer.