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Edgerly Memorial Girls Secondary School: Dr. Inyang Asibong Engages Secondary School Students on World Menstrual Hygiene Day

Edgerly Memorial Girls Secondary School: Dr. Inyang Asibong Engages Secondary School Students on World Menstrual Hygiene Day

Cross River State Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, Dr Inyang Asibong on Saturday, attended a school health orientation program at the Edgerly Memorial Girls Secondary School, Calabar, to mark the World Menstrual Hygiene Day which holds May 28 annually to bring awareness to the myths and facts surrounding the menstrual cycle.

Dr Asibong who attended the annual hygiene program at the instance of the Coordinator, Dr Ita-Lincoln Freedman said the school orientation exercise was to provide basic knowledge on menstrual hygiene to the teens.

According to the Commissioner, there is a need for routine education of the young girls to boost their confidence about menstrual health and hygiene, build their minds against the myths and stigma regarding menstrual cycle, grow their knowledge on rational thinking, as well as develop the interest of the girl child on factors that directly affect them.

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The engagement also featured a question and answer interactive parley with the girls on menstrual hygiene, pep talks on sexual abuse, including the distribution of sanitary pads to the students to ensure that they are as healthy as possible.

Among a host of the attendees were the Chief Consultant of the Department of Community Medicine and Public Health UCTH Calabar, Dr Affiong Oku, the principal Edgerly Memorial Girls Secondary School, Mrs Iquo Oboko Oku and practicing medical students of the University of Calabar and the University of Uyo.

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