#Menstrual Health Matters

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In this study, ethnography served as the primary research method, utilizing peers of adolescent girls to observe and interact with participants in their daily environment, aiming to capture their lived experience of menstrual hygiene management in Nepal. Menstruation holds significant importance in the realm of sexual and reproductive health for those who menstruate. However, it remains a taboo subject in many countries worldwide and is an area within Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) that lacks consistent research and funding.

The objective of #Menstrual Health Matters was to convey and disseminate compelling findings and insights gathered by PSI-Europe through this project.

Four knowledge products resulted from this research (all available below): a short report, an ecosystem leaflet, a study leaflet, and a thematic meeting. These knowledge products were distributed among relevant stakeholders and shared within a network of partners, alliances, and practitioners, including the Menstrual Health Hub, Nepal Menstrual Health Alliance, and the Share-Net network.”

Knowledge product details

  • Small Grants

  • 2018

  • Nepal

  • Advocacy

  • Menstrual health and hygiene

  • Women and girls

  • Share-Net International

  • English

  • Leaflet

  • Report

  • Research

KP creators involved

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Short report: Understanding the Connections between Menstrual Health and Reproductive Health in Nepal

Ecosystem Leaflet

Peer Ethnographic Study on Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management in Nepal Leaflet

Thematic meeting report: Making the Case for Menstrual Health: Why Periods Matter for Sexual and Reproductive Health

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PSI-Europe is a non-governmental organisation, established in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 2008. Being affiliated with the global PSI network, are PSI’s primary point of contact with European stakeholders and networks. PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behaviour change communications that empower vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. PSI- Europe works in partnership with the public and private sectors, harnessing the power of the markets.