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Unmet Menstrual Hygiene Needs Among Low-Income Women

Kuhlmann, Anne Sebert; Bergquist, Eleanor Peters; Danjoint, Djenie; Wall, L. Lewis

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: May 2019 - Volume 74 - Issue 5 - p 282–283
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000554822.45184.57
GYNECOLOGY: ETHICS, MEDICOLEGAL ISSUES, AND PUBLIC POLICY
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(Abstracted from Obstet Gynecol 2019;133:238–244)

Women with adequate menstrual hygiene have access to soap and water for washing, access to clean sanitary materials (that can be changed in private), and access to a place for the hygienic disposal of used sanitary materials or washing reusable pads. Inadequate menstrual hygiene is common among women in low-resource countries.

College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University; and Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO

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