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G018: Menstruation hygiene management for schoolgirls

Author(s): Crofts, Tracey  |  Coates, Sue (ed)  |  Fisher, Julie (ed)  |  Shaw, Rod (ed/ill)  |  Chatterton, Ken (ill)

Publisher: WEDC
Place of publication: Loughborough University, UK
Year: 2014

Series: WEDC Guide 18
Collection(s): WEDC Bookshop

Price: £5.50
ISBN: 9781843801658


This guide 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 guide also evaluates simple solutions to these problems including the use of low-cost sanitary pads, and suggests ways in which menstruation hygiene management (MHM) can be included in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes.

Health/Hygiene  |  Hygiene  |  Hygiene behaviour  |  Hygiene education  |  Hygiene improvement  |  Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)  |  Menstruation  |  Toilet hygiene