Issues and Views

The studies’ findings echo the silence and concerns from many countries around the world and showcased the most common major problems:-

  • Incorrect knowledge and information- Many girls do not understand what is happening when they start menstruating and have limited knowledge on biological processes.
  • Lack of facilities- At school, at work and in public spaces, due to which, women often prefer to manage menstruation at home resulting in, unable to participate in cultural, educational, social and income-generating activities.
  • Use of unsafe materials – like using cloth, rags, straw, leaves, and even soil which culminates infection. Drying menstrual cloths in private and dark locations, which does not guarantee the elimination of germs
  • Social restrictions, beliefs and myths – The daily lives of women and girls are highly influenced by social restrictions, beliefs and myths during menstruation; as a result women and girls are subjected to various religious, food-related, domestic or sexual prohibitions, which often lead to further isolation or stigmatization.