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Menstrual Health Day: We Must End Period Poverty, says AHF Philippines

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QUEZON City, Philippines — On May 28th, Menstrual Health Day, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Philippines joins the global movement to raise awareness on the importance of menstrual health education and resources. Through collaborative efforts with partner sites, AHF aims to address the issue of period poverty and dismantle the stigma associated with menstruation, which negatively impacts the overall well-being of women and menstruating individuals.

Menstruation is a normal bodily function, but in many parts of the world, it’s still treated with silence, shame, and stigma. This stigma often leads to inadequate access to menstrual hygiene products, compromising the health and well-being of individuals. Menstrual Health Day serves as a crucial platform as it brings attention to these issues and advocates for better menstrual care for all who needs it.

AHF believes everyone deserves access to crucial menstrual health resources. For Menstrual Health Day, AHF is organizing various activities across the country, where free sanitary pads will be given to those who need them. AHF will also offer free HIV testing at these events, promoting the significance of comprehensive health care and addressing multiple health needs simultaneously. These events not only offer practical assistance but also create chances to discuss menstrual health and challenge cultural stigmas associated with it.

“Menstrual Health Day is a powerful reminder of the importance of prioritizing menstrual health as a fundamental aspect of overall well-being,” said Nenita C. Laude-Ortega, Country Manager at AHF Philippines. “AHF is committed to advocating for equitable access to menstrual health resources and challenging the stigma that too often marginalizes menstruating individuals. Together with our partners, we are working towards a future where everyone can manage their menstruation with dignity and without barriers.”

AHF invites individuals and organizations to join in the movement to promote menstrual health and support those affected by period poverty. By raising awareness, providing resources, and fostering open dialogue, we can create a world where menstruation is celebrated as a natural and normal part of life. An estimated 1.8 billion people menstruate globally, yet 500 million will experience period poverty—including the lack of access to menstrual health products, safe and clean facilities, and accepting communities. These barriers, along with stigma, can lead to poor health outcomes, missing school or work, and adverse effects on mental health. This Menstrual Health Day – let’s end period poverty and end the stigma.|

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