The Case for Menstrual Health
A culture of silence around menstruation creates barriers to open discussion and support.
Fear & Isolation
Without education from parents and teachers, girls often begin menarche in isolation, without any understanding of what is happening to their bodies.
In many low-resource settings, this culture of silence is compounded by limited resources to help women manage their periods.
Insufficient attention to menstrual care within gender and reproductive health education, a lack of access to affordable and appropriate menstrual care products, and an absence of appropriate sanitation and waste disposal systems limit women’s potential and perpetuate gender inequalities.
Fortunately, there is a growing global movement to address these gaps. With increased support, these efforts have the potential to unlock tremendous health and opportunity for girls, women, and communities around the globe.