Janet Mbugua launches book every mum should gift a daughter


If you’re a Kenyan woman who has been looking to engage in a timely conversation about menstruation, period shame and ending stigma, there’s a new book with details for you.

Janet Mbugua has officially launched a book on menstruation at the Sarit Centre titled ‘My First Time’.

Janet expressed her excitement on the book launch

One way to gift a girl in your life is by buying a copy of My First Time, available inTextBookCentrestores in Nairobi…

In 2019, Janet opened up about her agonising experience with painful periods and the medication that she still has to take to date to deal with pain.

Janets long battle with endometriosis saw her not go to work and miss school days as it was unbearable.

She wrote a long post alert on social media saying that she had extremely painful menses but getting a diagnosis was such a relief.

janet mbugua at sarit centre

Also, Janet last year revealed that she had petitioned Parliament to improve on the Menstrual Health Management Policy in Kenya to ensure all women in Kenya are receiving adequate MHM services.

In a statement Janet said,

“Every day, women and girls who lack the income and access to afford sanitary products face significant barriers, including insufficient education about MHM and inadequate access to quality, low-cost products.”

Responding to fans congratulatory messages on the book launch, Janet said

look forward to keeping the conversation alive. It’s so necessary!

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