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Why aren’t men talking about menstrual health?

posted 29 Mar 2021, 11:40 by RCN Uganda
A WaterAid report carried out in more than 30 districts and five regions showed that only 40 per cent of the schools studied had hand-washing facilities and only 30 per cent of those had soap. They are further disadvantaged because they lack knowledge around menstruation and its hygiene management. Menstrual health remains very much a taboo subject. Even within families, menstruation is exclusively a female issue with males remaining ignorant of health and hygiene matters pertaining to their wives, mothers and children. Because this is a gendered issue, in societies where women are not empowered, girls and women could benefit from boys and men promoting better access to suitable and affordable products, and sanitary support. Continue