Published in: 2012
Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough, UK
This fact sheet outlines the problems experienced by menstruating
schoolgirls in low-income countries. Although its focus is predominantly
sub-Saharan Africa, many of the issues raised are relevant to girls
in most low-income countries, although there may be differences in
popular practice and beliefs. The fact sheet also evaluates simple
solutions to these problems including the use of low-cost sanitary pads,
and suggests ways in which menstruation hygiene management (MHM)
can be included in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes.
It considers how menstrual practices are affected by cultural beliefs and
the lack of education both at home and at school.
Crofts, T. (2012). Menstruation hygiene management for schoolgirls in low-income countries - Fact Sheet 7. Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough, UK
English Factsheets and policy briefs Practitioners Schools Sub-Saharan Africa
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