A Review of Menstruation Hygiene Management among Schoolgirls in Sub-Saharan Africa Public Deposited

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  • November 21, 2019
  • Vaughn, Jacqueline Grace
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Abstract This literature review analyzes the current challenges related to menstruation hygiene management (MHM) among schoolgirls in sub-Saharan Africa. Though this topic has recently gained more attention, it is under-studied. Research shows that many adolescent schoolgirls miss days of school and/or do not concentrate as well during their menses. Many schoolgirls lack adequate feminine hygiene products, sanitation facilities, and menstrual hygiene education. Misconceptions regarding menstruation are widespread, and there is a general culture of silence surrounding this topic. The existing quantitative and qualitative data related to MHM is scarce with relatively small data samples. The current initiatives to distribute and produce feminine hygiene products, expand sanitation facilities, and provide MHM education need to be expanded to improve girls’ livelihoods and ability to manage their menses.
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  • Paper type: Review
  • Green, Sherri
  • Master of Public Health
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2013
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