Expert cautions women against use of tissue paper

March 1, 2019
342 Views

A medical researcher, Bamidele Iwalokun, has advised women against the use of tissue papers as sanitary, saying this could lead severe health complications.

Iwalokun, who is the head, Immunology and Vaccinology Research Department, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, sounded this warning in an interview on Thursday.

“The habit of using tissue paper in form of sanitary pads is a poor hygiene practice on the part of any woman,” he said.

“Because no health policy has supported the use of tissue paper as sanitary pad, so it’s bad behaviour and should not be adopted health wise. It doesn’t have any credibility of use. This should be a way of informing women that it carries a serious public health risk.

He said the practice places such women at risk of having an infection which may pass through the vagina cavity and enter the bloodstream, thereby having a serious health impact.

“Sometimes it may be chronic infections that may not give serious symptoms to warrant going to the hospital, but it is indirectly damaging the reproductive system or that pathway.

“One of them is the Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), many women do not know they have PID until when issues of infertility come up and untreated PID is a major cause of infertility.

“However, women should abstain from the practice of using tissue paper as sanitary pads, in order to avoid such health complications.

“Women should always adopt proper hygiene at all times, especially during the monthly menstrual period.”

You may be interested

Rivers Hoopers Coaches To Participate In NBA Summer League
Sports
1 views
Sports
1 views

Rivers Hoopers Coaches To Participate In NBA Summer League

Webby - July 11, 2024

Ogoh Odaudu, the head coach of Rivers Hoopers, and his assistant, Abdulraham Mohamed, have been selected among the 25 basketball…

Van Nistelrooy Returns To Man United As Ten Hag’s Assistant
Sports
1 views
Sports
1 views

Van Nistelrooy Returns To Man United As Ten Hag’s Assistant

Webby - July 11, 2024

Manchester United have announced the appointment of club legend Ruud van Nistelrooy as one of Erik ten Hag’s assistant coaches.United…

England Reach Euro Final Again After Dramatic Win Against Netherlands
Sports
1 views
Sports
1 views

England Reach Euro Final Again After Dramatic Win Against Netherlands

Webby - July 10, 2024

An Ollie Watkins netted a late goal to give England a 2-1 win against the Netherlands and a place in…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.