Dear Sarah* - your period should be your pride.

Dear Sarah*, ( (a girl who has just started menstruation/their period)

How are you doing?

I hope you are fine as for me I am fine.

I had that you recently started your period so I am writing this letter to share some advice about what is happening to your body, I hope it will be helpful.

You don't have to be afraid, having a period is healthy; it is the beginning of your womanhood.

Find peace with the bleeding. Your menstruation should be your pride, because you are transforming into a woman.

I advise you to practice a high level of hygiene during menstruation to avoid infections or irritation in that area

Don't be afraid because it is just a transformation, your body is transforming to that of an adult.

When you have your monthly menstruation, know that many options of products that you use like disposable sanitary pads, reusable sanitary pads, tampons, menstrual cups and period pants. Choose based on what's available and what you can afford.

You can also visit organizations like Copper Rose to learn more about menstruation. They make reusable pads in case you are interested.

This is all we have to share. Thank you for reading

Patricia Phiri

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