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IMC Emphasizes Health Of Women, Young Girls

By Richard D. Baysah/ LINA Margibi County Correspondent

KAKATA, May 31 (LINA) - The Medical Director of International Medical Corp (IMC) in Margibi County, Dr. Kassahun Asheber Gebrehiwot says the healthiness of women and young girls must be a collective effort of their parents and sex partners.

Dr. Gebrehiwot also said it is important to provide proper education to especially young women about their menstrual circle when they begin to experience it.

Gebrehiwot made the statement at the weekend at the City Hall in Kakata,  Margibi County at programs marking World Menstrual Hygiene Day.

He said if they are not adequately educated by the requisite medical practitioner, during the early stage of young girls going through the menstrual period, it could lead to complications for them.

Dr. Gebrehiwot said when young girls begin to experience menstruation, they should be given the required attention by their parents and further by a medical practitioner.

He said the World Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated each year worldwide but due to cultural diversities, especially in Africa, the issue of Women menstruation is treated as a taboo, and as a result most women do not get the sex education or attention they need.

Also speaking on behalf of the Superintendent of Margibi County, the County Inspector, Tarr N. Sackie, said it was important to have such an occasion for the education of women, especially young girls.

He said proper education on the woman’s menstrual circle in Liberia is at a low level due to cultural and traditional barriers.

Also speaking, the Medical Director of the C.H. Rennie Memorial Hospital in Kakata, Dr. Kumlyte Johnson called for the observance of World Menstrual Hygiene Day each year in Liberia.

Dr. Johnson said if this is done, it will adequately break the issue of stigmatization associated with women menstrual problem, noting that it is strongly believed that a woman’s period of menstruation is not to be made known and so they are ashamed to do so.

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