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Menstrual hygiene management compliance in primary schools in Uganda: a case of Lira Municipality

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posted on 12.02.2018, 15:11 authored by Martin M. Mukasa, Alex O. Jalameso
The main objective of the study was to determine the influence of Menstrual Hygiene Management on school absenteeism of adolescent girls in 10 primary schools in Lira municipality. Our findings highlighted that; majority of the rrespondent’s onset of the menstruation was at 13 years of age, 60% of the participants used disposable pads. Most respondents changed their pads at least twice a day.Twofifth of the primary girls reported missing school for about 3 days during menstrual periods pointing to the lack of menstrual hygiene products. However, presence of senior women teachers was found to increase the number of girls attending school during their menstruation periods.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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MUKASA, M.M. and JALAMESO, A.O., 2017. Menstrual hygiene management compliance in primary schools in Uganda: a case of Lira Municipality. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Local action with international cooperation to improve and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services: Proceedings of the 40th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 24-28 July 2017, Paper, 2761 5pp.

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2017

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This is a conference paper.

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