Menstrual hygiene matters, women and girls face many challenges because Menstrual hygiene management is neglected. There are many claims that poor menstrual hygiene causes health issues, including reproductive tract infections. In addition, certain practices are more likely to increase the risk of infection, e.g. reusing disposable pads, using dirty or damp cloths or inserting pads into the vagina.
IFA has provided training to 1200 girls on menstrual hygiene management. We showed the girls how to make their own reusable sanitary pads out of local available material such us cotton and wool.