HEALTH NOT HYSTERIA
A campaign led by youth ki Awaaz Action Network Fellow Siri Sinchana
GOALS OF OUR CAMPAIGN
Increase Health-seeking behaviour for Menstrual, Premenstrual and Reproductive disorders.
View Menstruation as a biological reality in the life cycle and NOT as something to be managed.
Approach Menstruation as a fifth vital sign and NOT as a sign of fertility.
Engage in body literacy through Menstrual Health Education and NOT Menstrual Hygiene Management.
ASK OF OUR CAMPAIGN
Change the implementation and operational guidelines of Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram.
Update the clinical practices and training modules of medical officers, ASHAs, and Counselors to increase the diagnosis rates of disorders like PMDD, PME and Endometriosis to mention a few.
Supplement the AFHCs with necessary diagnostic equipment and have a penalty for moral policing or invasion of privacy.