Behaviour Change Menstrual Hygiene Management

Behaviour Change: Evidence Summary for Menstrual Hygiene Management

Menstrual health affects an estimated 1.9 billion women and girls ages 15 to 49, although others outside this group are also directly or indirectly affected. However, menstruation is often a taboo topic that is insufficiently prioritised, leading to a lack of education, inadequate infrastructure, improper management of hygiene materials, and an overall stigma surrounding it. There are many important elements to consider for menstrual hygiene interventions, including access to proper facilities, access to menstrual products, social norms about menstruation, and knowledge about how to manage menstrual appropriately. This brief summarises behaviour change approaches and considerations for effective menstrual hygiene management.