Menstrual health and hygiene management: a module for gender empowerment

Learning & Teaching Materials
New Delhi
UNESCO Office New Delhi
90 p.

This publication is part of a series of teaching-learning modules developed by UNESCO and P&G Whisper India with the goal of integrating period and puberty education in school curricula. The series is structured into five modules that address key intervention areas related to MHHM, including: 1. building a curriculum that understands the biological and social impacts of puberty; 2. guiding teachers on the menstrual hygiene education curriculum; 3. providing teaching-learning materials geared towards addressing the specific needs of girls with disabilities; 4. highlighting the impact of gender inequalities on menstrual health and hygiene for both girls and boys; and 5. addressing nutritional approaches related to menstrual health and hygiene. This teaching-learning resource intends to address the concerns related to MHHM – the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ – through a gendered lens. By providing a comprehensive overview of the matter, this module attempts to support learners and facilitators to become more sensitive and responsible in making MHHM a safe and dignified experience for all menstruators, surpassing gendered norms, inequities and stereotypes. Each chapter contains explanations of the subject at hand, stories, case studies, learning activities, illustrations and tables designed to provide a better understanding of the issues surrounding MHHM. A glossary is also included to ensure that you, the reader, become familiar with different terms related to menstruation.

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