Menstruation is a sign of health, growth, and development for girls. It is part of the transition from being a girl to womanhood. This is a child-friendly material intended to teach girls about their periods.
Puberty Education and Menstrual Hygiene Management
Since March 2014 the Canadian Government has been funding the project ‘WASH in Schools for Girls: Advocacy and Capacity Building for MHM through WASH in Schools Programmes’.
The global demands for greater understanding of the challenges menstruating school girls face and the associated potential risks and consequences are growing.
Educating girls has been argued to be a key contributor to a healthier and more affluent nation.
The Kenya Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy (2019-2030) marks a milestone in the Country’s movement towards universal access to improved sanitation and hygiene and a clean and healthy environment in the wake of the new Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the a
Management of menstruation can present substantial challenges to girls in low-income settings.
This dispatch aims to share lessons learned from the process of developing instruments to measure school participation, stress, and self-efficacy – outcomes that qualitatively link to girls’ experiences managing menstruation in school.
Improvements in childhood nutrition increase schooling and economic returns in later life in a virtuous cycle. However, better nutrition also leads to an earlier onset of menstruation (menarche).
This booklet is aimed at helping adolescents better understand important issues in their life related to early and unintended pregnancy (EUP) – including puberty, contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and relationships.
This guidance is structured into five sections. Section 1: A global opportunity This section explains the global interest in supporting MHH through development and humanitarian programming under the SDGs.