Educating girls has been argued to be a key contributor to a healthier and more affluent nation.
Impact evaluations focused on school absenteeism commonly use school records of untested quality or expensive spot-check data.
The global demands for greater understanding of the challenges menstruating school girls face and the associated potential risks and consequences are growing.
The focus of this study was on the impact of menstruation and menstrual hygiene management on girl learners in schools in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Background: Poor menstrual knowledge and access to sanitary products have been proposed as barriers to menstrual health and school attendance. In response, interventions targeting these needs have seen increasing implementation in public and private sectors.