Q1: What is a sanitary pad and how to use it?
Ans: Sanitary pad is a thin pad of absorbent material that is used to absorb the blood coming out during periods. Sanitary pad is worn in the underwear such that it exactly covers the opening of the vagina.
Q2: How to dispose a sanitary pad? Can sanitary pad be flushed down the toilet?
Ans: Used sanitary pad must be wrapped in a waste paper and put in a garbage bin. Thereafter the lid of the garbage bin must be closed. Sanitary pad should never be flushed down a toilet.
Q3: What to do if you get periods in school?
Ans: We should tell a teacher or school nurse about it and ask her for a pad. We can also borrow a pad from a friend.
Q4: What hygiene measures should be taken during periods?
Ans: We should take a shower at least once a day. We should wear clean undergarments and change them regularly. Pads should be changed regularly and hands should be washed clean before and after changing pads. Genital area should be kept clean and dry.