Public policies are important for menstrual dignity, says UNICEF official

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In an interview with CNN this Saturday (28), the official of Unicef ​​in Brazil Rayanne França said that public policies are important to guarantee menstrual dignity.

According to the official, “when we are talking about this topic, we are talking about self-esteem, confidence and all these elements are important to ensure the full development of adolescents and young people”.

Therefore, the spokeswoman says that it is important to think about public policies that offer access to information and supplies for adolescents in schools.

“Information taken in a reliable way, so that we can understand that the menstrual cycle is a natural cycle. We need to speak in a much lighter way and not with these taboos,” he said.

World Menstrual Dignity Day

This Saturday, World Menstrual Dignity Day is celebrated, a date created to draw attention to public actions and policies that can guarantee hygiene items to people who menstruate.

According to a survey carried out by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), with data from the National Health Survey, from 2013 to 2018, more than 4 million girls, aged between 10 and 19, do not have access to minimum items of care. menstrual cycles in schools in Brazil.

The Brazilian population in this age group is 15.5 million adolescents, according to the survey.

See more in the video above.

Source: CNN Brasil

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