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. Despite the fact that more than half of women globally are currently of reproductive age—a time when they get their period—many women lack access to menstrual hygiene products or sanitation facilities, either due to limited availability or excessive cost. Myths and stigmas surrounding menstruation cause some women and girls to miss school or work or go into isolation.
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. Check out Globalwaters.org's MHM resource collection below.
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