Menstrual Cups and Reusable Pads Are Literally Changing Lives Uganda’s Refugee Camps

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Menstrual hygiene management is a challenge for many women across Africa. Sanitary pads are expensive, meaning many women use rags or even leaves to protect their underwear, putting them at greater risk of infection. A lack of sanitation at schools leads to many girls staying home during their periods or dropping out altogether when they start menstruating.

According to one 2016 study, over 90 percent of Ugandan primary schoolgirls struggle with maintaining their menstrual hygiene.

Read more about how menstrual cups and reusable pads have made a huge difference in women's lives in this article on Global Citizen, 19th December2017

Date: 16 January 2018
Country: 
Uganda