is an Animated video created to impart awareness on Menstrual Hygiene for adolescent girls. "Mythri" is a Sanskrit name, meaning friend (female). The contents of the awareness video has been put together by visiting government schools, especially in rural Karnataka, and interacting with adolescent girls, teachers and parents on the menstrual needs, concerns and questions of adolescents.
HealthPhone: Mythri - Menstrual Hygiene Awareness - Kannada
Kannada - ಕನ್ನಡ ಲಿಪಿ
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The video has been conceptualized based on the questions asked by about 5,000 adolescent girls in government schools in Bangalore, LakshmiTumkur, Hoskote, Devanahalli, Kolar, Mangalore, Karwar, Gulbarga, Mandya and Chamrajnagar. While the questions came from the children, the answers were sought from reputed doctors and from the book on menstrual hygiene published by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The contents therefore, focus largely on the concerns of adolescent girls and what they wish to know instead of assumptions on what we feel they must know. Therefore, greater attention has been given to basic questions, myths and misconceptions, maintaining personal hygiene and the biological aspects.
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Produced by: Aaina
Translated and dubbed by: Mythri