Menstrual health and hygiene management: a module for persons with disabilities

Learning & Teaching Materials
New Delhi
UNESCO Office New Delhi
102 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 support gender-sensitive policies, planning learning environments and learning processes, and mainstreaming menstruation issues of girls with disabilities in education. It is a tool to empower students, teachers, their families and communities with age-appropriate information intended to eliminate gender-based discrimination on account of menstruation. In addition, this module aims to help reduce social stigmas, motivate and support girls to continue their education without interruption, and improve the government and education systems. Ultimately, this module intends to adequately guide girls with disabilities, keeping them informed and well equipped with resources for menstrual health. 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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