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Northern girls use clay as substitute for sanitary pads (VIDEO)

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Menstruation is a very important cycle in every woman’s life that needed to be handled with ultimate hygienic measures.

However, the CEO of Inspire Today, Rita Etornam Sey who has been granting series of interviews ahead of this year’s World Menstrual Hygiene Day, decried the kind of unhygienic materials menstruating girls are compelled to use due to poverty compounded by the high cost of sanitary products.

According to Rita Etornam, ladies, especially of school-going age in the north have resorted to using harmful materials to catch menstrual flow during their periods as they are unable to afford hygienic products.

Ms. Etornam claimed that she found out when she visited the northern region that some of the young women there go as far as using clay in place of menstrual products due to the situation.

Speaking in an interview with 3FM, she said; “For Inspire Today, over the period, the places we have been to, the girls use all manner of materials for menstruation.

Some use newspapers, we went to the North, some of the girls use clay as substitute for sanitary pad. We have people using reading materials, textbooks that we donated to the.”

Listen to her as we share the video below:

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