Menstrual hygiene matters

Menstrual hygiene matters

Author: Sarah House, Thérèse Mahon and Sue Cavill

File size: 12.3 Mb

Pages: 347

Published: 2012

Menstruation is often regarded as taboo and has many negative cultural associations with it. This can result in women and girls being forced into seclusion and prevented from taking part in daily activities.

The lack of privacy, necessary infrastructure for cleaning and washing, and hygiene in school toilets are major reasons for girls being absent from school during menstruation.

‘Menstrual hygiene matters’ is an educational resource for improving menstrual hygiene for women and girls in different settings, including communities, schools and emergencies.

The 9 modules and toolkits:

  • bring together examples of good menstrual hygiene practice from around the world
  • provide guidance on building competence and confidence to break the silence surrounding the issue
  • encourage increased engagement in advocacy on menstrual hygiene.
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