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Involving Men with disabilities in Mensuration hygiene Promotion

This post was published on: August 29, 2019

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Mens can support women and girls to manage menstruation effectively across different social domains including household, community, school, and work. Men and boys influence women’s and girls’ experiences of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) through many roles, including as husbands, fathers, brothers, students, peers, teachers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, employers, development and humanitarian practitioners, and policymakers. While it is necessary to reach men and boys across all these roles.  Effective menstrual hygiene  management is vital to the health, well-being, dignity, empowerment, mobility and productivity of women and girls. Poor menstrual hygiene may cause stigma and ill health, Menstruation is a taboo subject across the world, which can lead to misinformation and the promotion of dangerous menstrual hygiene practices.

The issue of menstrual hygiene has been neglected and there is reluctance even within the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector to talk openly about this important subject. However, menstrual hygiene is gaining growing attention as a crucial aspect to achieving improved child health, education retention and gender equality.

BYAN leading Mensural health promotion activities involving men with disabilities in menstural health promotion in 8 different districts of Nepal across Blind, Deaf, Physical, hard of Hearing and parents of person with Autism and intellectual disabilities.