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Menstrual hygiene matters : a resource for improving menstrual hygiene around the world

Menstrual hygiene is fundamental to the dignity and wellbeing of women and girls and an important part of the basic hygiene, sanitation and reproductive health services. However, menstruation is too often taboo, and has many negative cultural attitudes associated with it, including the idea that menstruating women and girls are ‘contaminated’, ‘dirty’ and ‘impure’.

This resource kit provides modules and toolkits on improving menstrual hygiene for women and girls in lower and middle-income countries. It covers key aspects of menstrual hygiene in different settings, including communities, schools and emergencies.

The resource kit brings together examples of good menstrual hygiene practice from around the world.

The nine modules and accompanying toolkits, cover the following topics:

  • menstrual hygiene – the basics
  • menstrual hygiene – getting started
  • menstrual hygiene – sanitary protection materials and disposal
  • working with communities on menstrual hygiene
  • working with schools on menstrual hygiene
  • working in emergencies on menstrual hygiene
  • supporting girls and women in vulnerable, marginalised or special circumstances
  • menstrual hygiene in the workplace
  • research, monitoring and advocacy
TitleMenstrual hygiene matters : a resource for improving menstrual hygiene around the world
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHouse, S., Mahon, T., Cavill, S.
Pagination347 p.; ill.; tab.; fig.; boxes
Date Published2012-01-01
PublisherWaterAid
Place PublishedLondon, UK
Keywordsgender, hygiene, menstruation, personal hygiene, women
Abstract

Menstrual hygiene is fundamental to the dignity and wellbeing of women and girls and an important part of the basic hygiene, sanitation and reproductive health services. However, menstruation is too often taboo, and has many negative cultural attitudes associated with it, including the idea that menstruating women and girls are ‘contaminated’, ‘dirty’ and ‘impure’.

This resource kit provides modules and toolkits on improving menstrual hygiene for women and girls in lower and middle-income countries. It covers key aspects of menstrual hygiene in different settings, including communities, schools and emergencies.

The resource kit brings together examples of good menstrual hygiene practice from around the world.

The nine modules and accompanying toolkits, cover the following topics:

  • menstrual hygiene – the basics
  • menstrual hygiene – getting started
  • menstrual hygiene – sanitary protection materials and disposal
  • working with communities on menstrual hygiene
  • working with schools on menstrual hygiene
  • working in emergencies on menstrual hygiene
  • supporting girls and women in vulnerable, marginalised or special circumstances
  • menstrual hygiene in the workplace
  • research, monitoring and advocacy
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