Personal Care for Females
Bathe regularly to keep the area clean. During
menstruation, change tampons and sanitary pads often.
Keep a record of when your menstrual period starts and
stops every month.
Practice consistent sexual abstinence.
Have pelvic examinations performed by a healthcare
provider when needed.
Perform monthly breast self-examinations. Breast self-
examination (BSE) is a method in which a woman
examines her breasts and the surrounding areas for lumps
or changes. A BSE should be performed once a month,
usually at a time other than the days before, during, or
immediately after a menstrual period. See a healthcare
provider if you find lumps of anything else that is not