Dr. John Bosomtwe, a Gynaecologist has warned teenage girls to stop using toilet roll as menstrual pad as it is not good for their menstrual hygiene.
According to him, the use of tissue paper, toilet roll as sanitary pads could lead to severe health complications.
“The practice places such girls at risk of having an infection which may pass through the vagina cavity and enter the bloodstream, thereby having a serious health impact.”
He advised young girls to always adopt proper hygiene at all times, especially during the monthly menstrual period.
As part of activities to mark this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day which falls on Friday, May 28, 2021, Touching Lives of Girls (TLG) Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that focuses on promoting menstrual hygiene has organised four hundred teenage girls from thirty Senior and Junior High schools in Obuasi Municipality to create awareness on the importance of menstrual hygiene and some myths surrounding the natural cycle.
Themed ‘Breaking the silence and myth on menstruation’, the event was held at the Obuasi Senior High Technical School.
Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer of Touching Lives of Girls (TLG) Foundation, Nana Ama Adutwumwah called on the government to waiver levy on sanitary pads so that it becomes very assessable to teenage girls.