Menstruation Hygiene Management for Schoolgirls in Low-Income Countries

June 2012

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 health and hygiene can be included in sanitation and hygiene programmes. It considers how menstrual practices are affected by cultural beliefs and the lack of education both at home and at school.

Additional details

PublisherLoughborough University
RegionEastern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa
ThemesGender, Hygiene, Menstrual health and hygiene
LanguageEnglish

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