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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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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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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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Menstrual cup use, leakage, acceptability, safety, and availability: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Girls and women need effective, safe, and affordable menstrual products such as the Menstrual cup. Single-use products are regularly selected by agencies for resource-poor settings; the menstrual cup is a less known alternative. We reviewed international studies on menstrual cup leakage, acceptability, and safety and explored menstrual cup availability to inform programmes. Methods In this […]

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Menstrual hygiene management among women and adolescent girls in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal

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Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is an essential aspect of hygiene for women and adolescent girls between menarche and menopause. Despite being an important issue concerning women and girls in the menstruating age group MHM is often overlooked in post-disaster responses. Further, there is limited evidence of menstrual hygiene management in humanitarian settings. This study aims […]

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Blog Series: Menstruation Norms in Nepal and Beyond

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Recently, Nepal has received a lot of attention from the international community due to a New York Times article on Chhaupadi – the practice of isolating menstruating women and girls – and social taboos around menstruation. As part of the Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) Project, the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), at Georgetown University is undertaking the Pragati intervention […]

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