Early Sexual Practices Can Affect Menstrual Cycle in Girls, Says Medimafo Herbal CEO

Dr. Adu Gyamfi, CEO of Medimafo Herbal, has warned that early sexual activity can have a profound impact on the menstrual cycle of young girls. In an exclusive interview with Kessben News on the sidelines of World Menstrual Day, Dr. Gyamfi highlighted the potential consequences of early sexual practices, including:

  • Earlier onset of menstruation
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Increased risk of menstrual disorders
  • Higher likelihood of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

According to Dr. Gyamfi, several factors contribute to these effects, including:

  • Hormonal changes: Sexual activity can stimulate hormonal fluctuations, potentially affecting menstrual regularity.
  • Uterine and cervical development: Early sexual activity may influence the development and maturation of the reproductive organs, leading to menstrual irregularities.
  • Emotional and psychological factors: Early sexual experiences can impact emotional well-being, potentially affecting menstrual health.

Dr. Gyamfi emphasized the importance of responsible parenting, advising against encouraging family planning for children as young as 14 or 15 years old due to its negative consequences on their menstrual cycle. He encouraged parents to prioritize their children’s health and well-being by promoting healthy relationships and responsible sexual behavior.


World Menstrual Day, also known as Menstrual Hygiene Day, is observed on May 28th every year. It was first launched in 2014 by the German-based NGO WASH United, in partnership with other organizations. The day aims to:

  1. Raise awareness about menstrual hygiene management and its importance for women’s health, education, and economic empowerment.
  2. Break the silence and taboos surrounding menstruation, promoting open conversations and reducing stigma.
  3. Advocate for improved access to menstrual products, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education, especially in low-resource settings.
  4. Support initiatives and innovations that address menstrual health and hygiene challenges worldwide.

The date, May 28th, was chosen because it marks the average length of a menstrual cycle (28 days) and is also a nod to the 28 million girls who enter puberty every year.

World Menstrual Day has grown into a global movement, with events, campaigns, and activities taking place in many countries, promoting menstrual equity and empowering women and girls to manage their menstruation with dignity and confidence.

Source: John Awuni/ Kessben News

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