Menstrual Hygiene Matters: Training Guide for Practitioners

January 2015

Menstrual Hygiene Matters is an essential resource for improving menstrual hygiene for women and girls in lower and middle-income countries. To manage menstruation hygienically and with dignity, it is essential that women and girls have access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, but its currently a neglected issue.

Menstruation is a natural process but it is rarely talked about because of cultural taboos. Menstrual hygiene – how to manage menstruation safely and with dignity – has also been largely neglected by the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector and others focusing on reproductive health and education. As a result, the menstrual hygiene challenges faced by women and girls are made even more difficult, and millions continue to be denied their rights to WASH, health, education, dignity and gender equity.

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PublisherWaterAid
ThemesGender, Health, Hygiene, Menstrual health and hygiene
LanguageEnglish

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