Menstrual Hygiene Learning Brief

Menstrual Hygiene Management Learning Brief

Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is a major health issue affecting women and girls of reproductive age worldwide. Fifty two per cent of the female population is of reproductive age at any given time 1 . The transition into reproductive age for some girls is often met with fear and anxiety due to a lack of knowledge about menstruation and a lack of resources about the changes that are occurring in their bodies. School aged girls in marginalised communities face the largest barriers to MHM, as many schools do not have the necessary facilities, supplies, knowledge, and understanding to appropriately support girls during menstruation.