Girls in Zambia pose at their school. Photo credit: USAID/Zambia

Menstrual Health and Hygiene

More than half of women globally are of reproductive age, yet many lack access to menstrual hygiene products or sanitation facilities. Myths and stigmas surrounding menstruation cause some women and girls to miss school or work or go into isolation.

USAID recognizes menstrual hygiene management (MHM) as a vital part of the health and dignity of women and girls and provides support to implementing partners to address needs in this area. This resource page contains MHM-related research, reports, and stories featuring the work of USAID and its partners.

Every May 28, Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated around the world to combat stigmas and raise awareness about the vital role MHM plays in ensuring health, dignity, and opportunity for women and girls.

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