SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sat, 28 May 2016 05:54:55 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: Safepad Re-usable sanitary napkin - by: karthik http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17916-safepad-re-usable-sanitary-napkin#18001 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17916-safepad-re-usable-sanitary-napkin#18001
Good day, i hope you are fine.

Thank you very much for your message,

Yes we made some study about the candida / yeast infection in women during mensuration, the link what is shared you to show the percentage of women is suffering bu candida, but the problem is during the mensuration pH plays a important role for the growth of candida, if pH is Alkaline Candida will have high growth and this may vary every month according to the food and other related rolls.
As i mentioned earlier in many under development and developing countries women in rural areas are uncomfortable to talk about this problem.

Regarding the fertility, "Recurrent vaginal yeast infections cause the internal vaginal flora to become unbalanced which may make it harder for the sperm to reach the uterus. Sperm is not killed by overgrowth of Candida, but because the infection changes the consistency of the cervical mucous, it may make it more difficult for the sperm to reach the cervical opening." resulting to fertile problem.
natural-fertility-info.com/candida-fertility.html


But we will look into it more detailed and will get back to you with a proper document where it shows the exact percentage of women suffering from Candida during mensuration.

thank you and looking forward to hear from you.
i will be in touch with you.

Regards,
Karthik
Real Relief
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Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Thu, 12 May 2016 08:45:35 +0000
Re: Safepad Re-usable sanitary napkin - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17916-safepad-re-usable-sanitary-napkin#18000 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17916-safepad-re-usable-sanitary-napkin#18000
Regarding this statement of yours:
During the menstrual period 75% of all women suffer from the infection Candidiasis, an infection that causes health issues and in worst cases will impact the fertility.


The website link that you provided said:
"About 75% of women get at least one yeast infection during their lifetime."

That's not the same thing!
So I would strongly recommend that you remove this statement from your promotional materials. It is simply wrong and misleading.
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Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Thu, 12 May 2016 07:18:12 +0000
Re: Safepad Re-usable sanitary napkin - by: karthik http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17916-safepad-re-usable-sanitary-napkin#17999 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17916-safepad-re-usable-sanitary-napkin#17999

Good day, I hope you are fine.

Thank you very much for your message and I am happy to clarify your requirement.

Regarding to your requirement, herewith I have attached a document with its Advantage, Disadvantage, packing and cost of Safepad™ which will give you more clear idea about our innovative solution for Mensuration and to save environment.
As you know thousands and thousands of disposable Sanitary pads are troughed away after use and it will not be degraded dur the synthetic material which cause lot of health and environment issue. Also some under development a dn developing countries the sanitary pad troughed away in dust where the waste collector or scavengers remove with bare hands which lead to unhygienic condition.
Our Safepad™ will be a solution for this issues as well it can be used as a preventive care for candida or microbial infection during mensuration. Please refer the below link where 75% of women’s are suffering from infection (youngwomenshealth.org/2013/06/19/yeast-infection/ )

So I believe my above clarification will be okay or let me know if you need any more information.

Also I would like to inform you we will be launching Safepad™ in Women Delivery conference in Copenhagen. So I would like to know will you be around in this conference and we have a booth where you can see the Safepad™.


Thank you and looking forward to hear from you soon.

I wish you a nice day.

Regards,
Karthik
Real Relief
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Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Thu, 12 May 2016 06:07:18 +0000
Re: Safepad Re-usable sanitary napkin - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17916-safepad-re-usable-sanitary-napkin#17983 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17916-safepad-re-usable-sanitary-napkin#17983
thank you for posting the interesting innovation. It would be great if you could give some more information on costs, advantages and disadvantages of Safepad from an objective perspective!

Also, the number of Candidiasis infections (75% of all women) seems to be very high - could you provide a reference for that?

I am very much looking forward to your answers!

Raphaela]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Wed, 11 May 2016 13:10:58 +0000
Re: 28 May - Menstrual Hygiene Day - Campaign materials and Planning Guide available - by: Shawn http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17884-28-may-menstrual-hygiene-day-campaign-materials-and-planning-guide-available#17920 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17884-28-may-menstrual-hygiene-day-campaign-materials-and-planning-guide-available#17920 Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Wed, 04 May 2016 13:19:53 +0000 Safepad Re-usable sanitary napkin - by: karthik http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17916-safepad-re-usable-sanitary-napkin#17916 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17916-safepad-re-usable-sanitary-napkin#17916
During the menstrual period 75% of women suffer from the infection Candidiasis once in their lifetime, an infection that causes health issues and in worst cases will impact the fertility.

Safepad hygienic sanitary pads are designed with a permanently bonded antimicrobial technology that helps reducing vaginal infections caused by Candida albicans along with infections from other pathogens.

The antimicrobial technology is based on a treatment that leaves a positively charged layer on the fabric. This layer will attract and kill the negatively charged microbes, like bacteria and fungi.
The permanently bonded antimicrobial fabric along with a highly absorbent material provides a comfortable and hygienic experience for the women.

Antimicrobial Efficiency
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa 99,99% reduction
Escherichia Coli 99,99% reduction
Staphylococcus Aureus 99,99% reduction
Candida Albicans 99,99% reduction
Aspergillus Niger 99,99% reduction]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Wed, 04 May 2016 11:32:56 +0000
28 May - Menstrual Hygiene Day - Campaign materials and Planning Guide available - by: inajurga http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17884-28-may-menstrual-hygiene-day-campaign-materials-and-planning-guide-available#17884 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17884-28-may-menstrual-hygiene-day-campaign-materials-and-planning-guide-available#17884 Menstrual Hygiene Day is this month on 28 May. We hope you are as excited as we are!

We have worked 24/7 to create the new campaign materials and updated the website, too! And finally, here are the UPDATES!

It is easiest to go to www.menstrualhygieneday.org to find everything. Below a smaller extract:


Menstruation matters to everyone, everywhere
This year's theme for MH Day 2016 is "menstruation matters to everyone, everywhere". Menstruation matters to women and girls worldwide, in all spheres of life, to boys & men, and to transgender people. It is a matter of equality, inclusion and human rights, and is important in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more on websitethe website, and get involved!


Campaign Planner
The Menstrual Hygiene Day Planner will help you plan for Menstrual Hygiene Day 2016. It is meant to give you guidance and inspiration for all your activities. The Planner includes background information on:

  • Menstrual Hygiene Day
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management
  • Theme: Menstruation matters to everyone, everywhere
  • How to get involved



Campaign Materials


The story of this year’s campaign is that “every day can be a good day”, including the days of the period. Different people explain what makes days of the period normal and good.
Brand-new materials for 2016 are:
  • "Every day can be a good day" - illustrations
  • "Every day can be a good day" - templates
  • "Menstruation matters to everyone, everywhere " banner and posters




Materials for print and for social media are currently available in English and Spanish, with French and Hindi coming soon! DOWNLOAD HERE







CONTACT

If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact me:
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Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Mon, 02 May 2016 14:24:45 +0000
WaterAid message - "Manpons" funny video about tampons for men to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene management - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17606-wateraid-message-qmanponsq-funny-video-about-tampons-for-men-to-raise-awareness-about-menstrual-hygiene-management#17606 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17606-wateraid-message-qmanponsq-funny-video-about-tampons-for-men-to-raise-awareness-about-menstrual-hygiene-management#17606
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Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:24:40 +0000
Re: Girls' and women's right to menstrual health: Evidence and opportunities - PATH's recent publication, Outlook on Reproductive Health - by: inajurga http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17438-girls-and-womens-right-to-menstrual-health-evidence-and-opportunities-paths-recent-publication-outlook-on-reproductive-health#17580 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17438-girls-and-womens-right-to-menstrual-health-evidence-and-opportunities-paths-recent-publication-outlook-on-reproductive-health#17580 thanks for sharing!

also for the discussion around menstrual hygiene or health.
I support the wording shift towards more menstrual health (& hygiene), because that is what we want to aspire. We kept so far hygiene because that was commonly used terminology. While we also had lots feedback by mostly pro-period feminists that hygiene sounds to "negative".

btw: it reminds me of the discussion around ecological sanitation or sustainable sanitation or environmental sanitation we had years ago (but don't want to open that thread...)

For me, as long we mean the same with it, it is fine.
We also discussed internally of renaming Menstrual Hygiene Day to Menstrual Health Day, but that would be a large shift.


The definition for MHM is focused on individual needs, while the systemic look by UNESCO also considers the enabling environment. Not so sure if it is , unless under "social norms" we can also consider the awareness by society and support by family members.]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Thu, 31 Mar 2016 11:55:37 +0000
Re: Girls' and women's right to menstrual health: Evidence and opportunities - PATH's recent publication, Outlook on Reproductive Health - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17438-girls-and-womens-right-to-menstrual-health-evidence-and-opportunities-paths-recent-publication-outlook-on-reproductive-health#17527 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17438-girls-and-womens-right-to-menstrual-health-evidence-and-opportunities-paths-recent-publication-outlook-on-reproductive-health#17527
I was wondering what the difference between menstrual hygiene management (MHM) and menstrual health is. Nancy's publication gives a nice definition of both terms:

What is menstrual health?

Most efforts to address menstruation in low-resource
settings use the term menstrual hygiene management
(MHM)
. The United Nations Children’s Foundation (UNICEF)
and the World Health Organization define a state of “good”
MHM when girls and women use clean material to absorb or
collect menstrual blood; can change this material in privacy;
and have access to soap, water, and disposal facilities for
used materials (e.g., sanitary pads).6

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
goes further and summarizes systemic factors that facilitate
healthy menstrual management:7
• Accurate and timely knowledge
• Available, safe, and affordable materials
• Informed and comfortable professionals
• Referral and access to health services
• Sanitation and washing facilities
• Positive social norms
• Safe and hygienic disposal
• Advocacy and policy

This issue of Outlook uses the term “menstrual health” to
encompass both the MHM practices and the broader systemic
factors that link menstruation with health, well-being, gender,
education, equity, empowerment, and rights.


Furthermore, Nancy explained it to me by e-mail as follows:

To your question below, the Outlook article clarifies why we refer to it as menstrual health – it’s primarily to recognize that menstruation has broader implications for girls and women than hygiene. The WASH arena is where it has received such important support yet we wanted to acknowledge that it equally touches reproductive health and rights, gender, education, adolescent health, and maternal health. It also requires strategic thinking on supply systems, financing, quality standards, product mix, implementation science, behavior change communication, and advocacy. But yes, all these ways of describing the issue below can be linked to each other.

So once again, this turns out to be a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral topic - which makes it quite fascinating...

Regards,
Elisabeth

P.S. I wish we had better Wikipedia articles on this topic. So far we only have this one on Menstrual Hygiene Day which I've helped to improve:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menstrual_hygiene_day]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:29:19 +0000
Re: Impacts of female genital mutilation (FGM) on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) - and links to sanitation - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/7347-impacts-of-female-genital-mutilation-fgm-on-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-and-links-to-sanitation?limit=12&start=12#17454 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/7347-impacts-of-female-genital-mutilation-fgm-on-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-and-links-to-sanitation?limit=12&start=12#17454 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_genital_mutilation

I got myself involved a little bit in editing this article a while ago; a lot of people are watching the page to make sure its quality stays high (which is great). So my proposed edits regarding aspects of dignity and urination were scrutinised here:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Female_genita...rticle_on_dignity.3F

This article is rated as a featured article (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_articles) which means that:

Featured articles are considered to be the best articles Wikipedia has to offer, as determined by Wikipedia's editors. They are used by editors as examples for writing other articles. Before being listed here, articles are reviewed as featured article candidates for accuracy, neutrality, completeness, and style according to our featured article criteria. There are 4,731 featured articles out of 5,106,023 articles on the English Wikipedia (~0.1% are featured). Thus, about one in 1,070 articles is listed here.
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Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Thu, 17 Mar 2016 03:53:09 +0000
Re: Impacts of female genital mutilation (FGM) on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) - and links to sanitation - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/7347-impacts-of-female-genital-mutilation-fgm-on-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-and-links-to-sanitation?limit=12&start=12#17453 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/7347-impacts-of-female-genital-mutilation-fgm-on-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-and-links-to-sanitation?limit=12&start=12#17453
Thanks for posting this. It prompted me to also post something I recently received about female genital mutilation (FGM) outside of Africa (e.g. in South East Asia and Iran) in the following e-mail:

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Dear Friends,

WADI has created a survey toolkit for small surveys on female genital mutilation. This is free for use and we hope it will be distributed widely. So, we would be happy to see you put a link on your website or announce it in an article.

www.fgm-survey-tool.net/

The tool-kit helps groups or individuals to design their own survey, conduct interviews and calculate results. The idea came from participants at a conference we held in Istanbul 2014.
As WADI we are often contacted by small groups in places where FGM is common but no data exists. The first thing many activists want to do is to conduct a survey. So we have helped in the past many times with questionnaire design, calculations and analyses of results. With the survey tool kit, we make this support more accessible – and independent from our own time schedules.
We hope you find the tool-kit also useful in the regions you work in – even if data exists, small surveys may help to find out more about motivations and reduction rates.

On a different note, we like to ask your advise for our funding situation. For the first time, in more than 10 years we are entirely underfunded. Our comprehensive campaign against FGM in Kurdistan with 6 mobile teams, trainings for midwifes, policemen and lawyers, conferences for local politicians and religious leaders etc. has no funding since January 1st 2016. Funding for our Stop FGM Middle East & Asia campaign ran out February 1st.

UNICEF Iraq apparently has no funds left to support us. The EU and German government have turned down our requests. Other donors, e.g. DFID, have too complicated criteria for us to even apply. Donors’ criteria are generally a problem in our situation: Since we are operating in a war zone, many programs for women are not funded anymore.

This is particularly disconcerting as we had one of our most successful years in our struggle against FGM: UNICEF recognized that FGM is not an African problem and acknowledged its existence in South East Asia and Iran. In Iraq, we started a new module with awareness raising classes for men.

And as usual the media reported frequently about our campaign:

We keep watching out for all calls for proposals which suit our needs. However, we also want to look into private and cooperate funding. Would you have any suggestions for us?

Yours sincerely,
Hannah Wettig

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Hannah Wettig
Project coordinator
Stop FGM Middle East
phone: ++49-30-60933390
www.stopfgmmideast.org]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Thu, 17 Mar 2016 03:50:47 +0000
Girls' and women's right to menstrual health: Evidence and opportunities - PATH's recent publication, Outlook on Reproductive Health - by: Nancy http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17438-girls-and-womens-right-to-menstrual-health-evidence-and-opportunities-paths-recent-publication-outlook-on-reproductive-health#17438 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/17438-girls-and-womens-right-to-menstrual-health-evidence-and-opportunities-paths-recent-publication-outlook-on-reproductive-health#17438 Outlook on Reproductive Health. This issue is on Girls and Women's Right to Menstrual Health. For over 30 years, PATH has synthesized the latest scientific research and evidence on effective reproductive health programming and made it available through Outlook.

I advocated to have this Outlook issue focus on menstrual health. The WASH sector is doing a good job of researching menstrual hygiene management, yet the issue affects girls and women in many ways including their reproductive health and well-being that do not receive as much attention.

Outlook is targeted at managers, policymakers, health care providers, researchers, and educators around the world. It reaches more than 55,000 readers in some 180 countries.

Best wishes,
Nancy]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Tue, 15 Mar 2016 22:40:02 +0000
Re: Impacts of female genital mutilation (FGM) on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) - and links to sanitation - by: ulrichl http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/7347-impacts-of-female-genital-mutilation-fgm-on-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-and-links-to-sanitation?limit=12&start=12#17387 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/7347-impacts-of-female-genital-mutilation-fgm-on-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm-and-links-to-sanitation?limit=12&start=12#17387
"98% of girls in Somalia are subjected to female genital mutilation, the highest prevalence on the planet. But right now the government is considering a ban and our global support could help push the decision through."
"If Somalia enacts a full ban law now, and follows with massive public education campaigns, it could become the champion to lead the world to zero tolerance."

secure.avaaz.org/en/fgm_somalia_ban_loc/?cSgJxbb

Kind regards, Lukas]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Sat, 12 Mar 2016 07:38:23 +0000
Re: Menstrual hygiene - customs from Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria - by: SusannahClemence http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/16377-menstrual-hygiene-customs-from-maiduguri-borno-state-nigeria#16391 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/24-menstrual-hygiene-management-mhm/16377-menstrual-hygiene-customs-from-maiduguri-borno-state-nigeria#16391 I would like to learn more, for instance:
  • When women squat over holes, is this for days, for hours or for minutes at a time, like defecating?
  • What specific supernatural powers are menstruating or non-menstruating women believed to have?
  • What do they believe is the benefit of not bathing?

Thanks again!
Susannah]]>
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:20:27 +0000