The Case for Menstrual Health

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CULTURAL TABOO

A culture of silence around menstruation creates barriers to open discussion and support.

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Fear & Isolation

Without education from parents and teachers, girls often begin menarche in isolation, without any understanding of what is happening to their bodies.

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Limited Resources

In many low-resource settings, this culture of silence is compounded by limited resources to help women manage their periods.


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Global Movement

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.