Debunk menstruation myths and misconceptions at this forum on women’s health

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED May 15, 2018 04:41 pm

(Inside Manila) Having anxiety during medical screening tests, say of the cervix, is normal; Pap smear is known to be an uncomfortable exam. However, professionals require having a regular check-up as early-stage cervical cancers typically do not produce symptoms.

May is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month but it’s not the only thing to be discussed at "From Womb to Tomb: Forum on Women's Health," a forum helmed by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and DDB Group Philippines.

The forum aims to debunk common myths and misconceptions on menstruation and menopause such as the popular “you can’t exercise during menstruation” myth and much more. Over 250 participants from state universities and colleges, national government agencies, civil society organizations, and women's groups are expected to congregate on the event.

Gracing the stage for the forum are representatives from the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS), Philippine General Hospital (PGH)-Adolescent Medicine, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Section 17 of the Magna Carta of Women mandates the government to provide comprehensive, culture-sensitive, and gender-responsive health services and programs covering all stages of a woman's life cycle which address the major cause of women's mortality and morbidity.

The forum is happening on May 28, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila. It's open to the public but registration is required.

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