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Menstrual Hygiene Day

There are so many prominent days centered around menstruation, such as National Period Action Day (the second Saturday of October) and World Health Day (April 7). 

Another one of these days includes Menstrual Hygiene Day! 

What is Menstrual Hygiene Day?

Menstrual Hygiene Day, also known as MH Day, was created to draw attention to period poverty and tackle the stigma associated with periods. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the importance of every menstruator having access to safe, sanitary, and hygienic products and spaces while on their period.

MH Day was first introduced by the German non-profit organization WASH United back in 2013. Since its first celebration in 2014, MH Day has grown significantly into the global advocacy platform that it is today.

When is Menstrual Hygiene Day?

Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated around the world on May 28, 2022. 

FUN FACT: Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed on 5/28 each year because the average menstrual cycle is 28 days, and people have their period for an average of five days every month. 

How Can I Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day?

  • Advocate for free period products at YOUR school or business!
  • Make a donation to Aunt Flow’s partner organizations!

Join us for an IG live with PERIOD to discuss all things menstrual equity on May 26th at 1pm EST/10am PT.

Stay in the flow — we’ll send you period positivity + timely updates on the menstrual movement.

claire coder,founder + ceo

claire coder,
founder + ceo

Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.

Founded in 2016, Aunt Flow is a certified WBENC women-owned company based in Columbus, Ohio. At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with organic cotton (no weird stuff) and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! For every 10 tampons and pads we sell, we donate 1 to a menstruator in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®