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How addressing menstrual health and hygiene may enable progress across the Sustainable Development Goals

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ABSTRACT There is increasing global attention to the importance of menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) for the lives of those who menstruate and gender equality. Yet, the global development community, which focuses on issues ranging from gender to climate change to health, is overdue to draw attention to how addressing MHH may enable progress in […]

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resources / Colombia University

Monitoring Menstrual Health & Hygiene: Measuring Progress for Girls Related to Menstruation

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: There is growing global momentum around addressing menstruation as an important health, education and gender equality issue. However, a critical barrier to making progress on addressing menstruation and the range of girls’ needs around this issue, is the lack of adequate validated measures related to measuring menstruation within global health and development. Measures […]

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Priority List of Indicators for Girls’ Menstrual Health and Hygiene: Technical Guidance for National Monitoring

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Introduction:  There is growing global recognition of menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) as an important health, education, rights, and gender equality issue.1–4 As efforts to support MHH gain momentum globally, the lack of adequate validated indicators with related measures is a critical barrier to progress. At national level, the absence of standardized indicators and related […]

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A sexual and reproductive health rights approach to menstruation

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ABSTRACT While increased attention to menstruation as a significant health issue for women and girls is positive, some menstrual interventions promoted by Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programmes primarily focus on hygiene, infrastructure, and product provision. This focus fails to challenge the social and cultural stigma surrounding menstruation, as well as interconnected issues of gender […]

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resources / Share-Net Netherlands, The Youth Coalition

The Youth Coalition’s Menstrual Freedom Watchdog

Excerpt from The Youth Coalition’s Menstrual Freedom Watchdog letter from the editors:  “For this edition of the watchdog, we wanted to focus on menstruation as a relevant SRHR topic. We opened a call for submissions, and were humbled by all the amazing work young people shared with us. In this publication, you will find their […]

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resources / Madami

In Standards We Trust – Building the case for international standards for menstrual products

This research article was authored by Milena Bacalja Perianes, Mariana de la Roche, Danielle Keiser, and Nikki van de Veerdonk. It was originally published on Menstrual Health Hub. Abstract This report sets out to inform and influence the ongoing process to establish unified standards around menstrual products, worldwide. Ensuring that menstruators have access to affordable, accessible […]

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Glossary for the Global Menstrual Movement

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Language matters to every movement. The menstrual movement is no exception. Working together to break menstrual stigma and unify menstruators through both the biological and social experiences of menstruation, Madamí and PERIOD. are launching a Glossary for the Global Menstrual Movement. Read more here.

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Association between Menstrual Hygiene Management and School Performance among the School-Going Girls in Rural Bangladesh

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A research article titled ‘Association between Menstrual Hygiene Management and School Performance among the School-Going Girls in Rural Bangladesh’ was conducted by Md. Sabbir Ahmed, Fakir Md Yunus, Md. Belal Hossain, Kinsuk Kalyan Sarker and Safayet Khan. This study investigated the relationship between menstrual hygiene practices and academic performance among rural Bangladeshi adolescent girls. Download […]

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Literature Review: Knowledge, attitudes and experiences among adolescent girls on Menstrual Regulation (MR)

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This study has been conducted by Cecilia Espinoza (Ipas Senior Advocacy Advisor), Ghazaleh Samandari (Independent consultant) and Kathryn Andersen (Chief Scientific and Technical Officer) from Ipas, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Adolescent girls comprise a considerable proportion of annual abortion deaths, worldwide, with 15% of all unsafe abortions taking place among girls under 20 years of age. […]

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A cross sectional study on the menstrual cycle and association with healthy lifestyles of women in the Tangail region of Bangladesh

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The Menstrual Cycle is a normal physiological part of everyday life. Often, it is not properly understood that maintaining proper hygiene and menstrual-symptom management plays a vital role in leading a healthy life for people who menstruate, with the condition worsening in developing countries. To probe into such challenges, a recent study titled ‘Consequences and […]

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