People tend to pay special attention to their health and appearance. They purchase expensive products, namely, body-washes, perfumes, face creams; they also spend thousands of money in purchasing health supplements and in gym to stay fit and healthy. However, the irony is that people are so reluctant regarding their 'intimate hygiene'. They neither wish to spend anything for their intimate health, nor want to discuss about it. Not only women, but even men pay so little attention to the hygiene of their genitals and intimate regions. Women are generally seen as ignoring their intimate health and therefore end up suffering from infection that results in early deaths.
A major ignorance shown by females towards their intimate health is by not using proper sanitary measures during their menstrual cycle. Not only in remote areas but also on metropolitan cities, sights of females are common who are unaware about using sanitary napkins or even if they know, they don't purchase them. These females use rags, newspapers, coconut husk, old and discarded towels, woollens, and countless other things which are waste and are hazardous to health when kept in contact with the sensitive areas. Using such things results in making a large section of women suffering from vaginal or vulva infection, in worst cases vulva cancer that leads to immediate death.
Forget about expensive and not so easily available menstrual products like menstrual cups or tampons but the most widely used sanitary pad is also ignored by young girls and women when they're on their periods. It could be lack of money in some cases but majorly it is the lack of information and enlightenment that makes a woman use old pieces of papers or rags to soak the blood. A vast section of woman community is unaware of the intimate hygiene products available in market other than sanitary napkins or menstrual products. This sad reality make the society bend it's head in shame that the females are at a high risk of death.
Women should be enlightened about the need to look after her body, to talk about her vagina and openly speak about her period. After all it's no shame to talk about one's body so why are we afraid in speaking about a natural phenomena which is responsible for birth and reproduction! Healthy females are responsible for a healthy nation. Women are pride of a nation and should be protected and made to feel safe in each and every way possible. It's better to speak up about your pubic region than silently ending your life.