GIRLS
Girls tell us what they think on Menstrual Hygiene Management
7 questions polled on this topic
20% response rate
1,739 responded out of 8,557 polled
May 4. 2017
Girls, do you always go to school/work when you have your period?
May 4. 2017
If not, what is the main reason?
May 4. 2017
Growing up, did you receive education about periods and menstrual health?
May 4. 2017
Do any of the following stop you accessing safe and reliable sanitary products?
May 4. 2017
Do you think your society treats menstruating women unfairly because of myths about being unclean / impure?
May 4. 2017
How can we make education and opportunities equal for girls and women when they have their periods?
May 4. 2017
Whay are other reasons to not go to school / work during your period?

POLL RESULTS

MAY 4. 2017
Girls, do you always go to school/work when you have your period?
1,739 responded out of 8,557 polled
Female
9%
No
 
No
91%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
25%
No
 
No
75%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
94%
yes
 
yes
6%
no
 
no

15-19
93%
yes
 
yes
7%
no
 
no

20-24
91%
yes
 
yes
9%
no
 
no

25-30
92%
yes
 
yes
8%
no
 
no

31-34
93%
yes
 
yes
7%
no
 
no

35+
85%
yes
 
yes
15%
no
 
no
9%
No
 
No
91%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 4. 2017
If not, what is the main reason?
114 responded out of 155 polled
Female
5%
Told to stay home
 
Told to stay home
2%
Embarassed
 
Embarassed
7%
No facilities
 
No facilities
78%
Pain
 
Pain
8%
No sanitary materials
 
No sanitary materials

Male
0%
Told to stay home
 
Told to stay home
0%
Embarassed
 
Embarassed
0%
No facilities
 
No facilities
25%
Pain
 
Pain
75%
No sanitary materials
 
No sanitary materials
0-14
0%
embarassed
 
embarassed
100%
told to stay home
 
told to stay home
0%
pain
 
pain
0%
no sanitary materials
 
no sanitary materials
0%
no facilities
 
no facilities

15-19
4%
embarassed
 
embarassed
0%
told to stay home
 
told to stay home
80%
pain
 
pain
8%
no sanitary materials
 
no sanitary materials
8%
no facilities
 
no facilities

20-24
3%
embarassed
 
embarassed
3%
told to stay home
 
told to stay home
74%
pain
 
pain
15%
no sanitary materials
 
no sanitary materials
5%
no facilities
 
no facilities

25-30
0%
embarassed
 
embarassed
0%
told to stay home
 
told to stay home
80%
pain
 
pain
13%
no sanitary materials
 
no sanitary materials
7%
no facilities
 
no facilities

31-34
0%
embarassed
 
embarassed
0%
told to stay home
 
told to stay home
100%
pain
 
pain
0%
no sanitary materials
 
no sanitary materials
0%
no facilities
 
no facilities

35+
0%
embarassed
 
embarassed
0%
told to stay home
 
told to stay home
75%
pain
 
pain
0%
no sanitary materials
 
no sanitary materials
25%
no facilities
 
no facilities
4%
Told to stay home
 
Told to stay home
2%
Embarassed
 
Embarassed
6%
No facilities
 
No facilities
76%
Pain
 
Pain
11%
No sanitary materials
 
No sanitary materials
MAY 4. 2017
Growing up, did you receive education about periods and menstrual health?
1,638 responded out of 1,728 polled
Female
11%
None
 
None
31%
Not enough
 
Not enough
58%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
18%
None
 
None
59%
Not enough
 
Not enough
23%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
25%
none
 
none
25%
not enough
 
not enough
50%
yes
 
yes

15-19
6%
none
 
none
26%
not enough
 
not enough
68%
yes
 
yes

20-24
12%
none
 
none
34%
not enough
 
not enough
54%
yes
 
yes

25-30
12%
none
 
none
32%
not enough
 
not enough
56%
yes
 
yes

31-34
16%
none
 
none
23%
not enough
 
not enough
60%
yes
 
yes

35+
17%
none
 
none
28%
not enough
 
not enough
55%
yes
 
yes
11%
None
 
None
31%
Not enough
 
Not enough
59%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 4. 2017
Do any of the following stop you accessing safe and reliable sanitary products?
1,511 responded out of 1,640 polled
Female
1%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
4%
Make my own
 
Make my own
15%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
61%
Non
 
Non
19%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma

Male
0%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
14%
Make my own
 
Make my own
38%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
19%
Non
 
Non
29%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
0-14
11%
not allowed in my culture
 
not allowed in my culture
56%
non
 
non
11%
make my own
 
make my own
11%
too expensive
 
too expensive
11%
shame and stigma
 
shame and stigma

15-19
1%
not allowed in my culture
 
not allowed in my culture
65%
non
 
non
3%
make my own
 
make my own
9%
too expensive
 
too expensive
22%
shame and stigma
 
shame and stigma

20-24
2%
not allowed in my culture
 
not allowed in my culture
57%
non
 
non
3%
make my own
 
make my own
20%
too expensive
 
too expensive
18%
shame and stigma
 
shame and stigma

25-30
1%
not allowed in my culture
 
not allowed in my culture
57%
non
 
non
6%
make my own
 
make my own
20%
too expensive
 
too expensive
17%
shame and stigma
 
shame and stigma

31-34
3%
not allowed in my culture
 
not allowed in my culture
77%
non
 
non
8%
make my own
 
make my own
5%
too expensive
 
too expensive
8%
shame and stigma
 
shame and stigma

35+
2%
not allowed in my culture
 
not allowed in my culture
71%
non
 
non
6%
make my own
 
make my own
10%
too expensive
 
too expensive
11%
shame and stigma
 
shame and stigma
1%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
4%
Make my own
 
Make my own
15%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
61%
Non
 
Non
19%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
MAY 4. 2017
Do you think your society treats menstruating women unfairly because of myths about being unclean / impure?
1,475 responded out of 1,512 polled
Female
47%
No
 
No
22%
Don't know
 
Don't know
31%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
32%
No
 
No
47%
Don't know
 
Don't know
21%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
56%
yes
 
yes
33%
don't know
 
don't know
11%
no
 
no

15-19
26%
yes
 
yes
25%
don't know
 
don't know
49%
no
 
no

20-24
35%
yes
 
yes
23%
don't know
 
don't know
42%
no
 
no

25-30
33%
yes
 
yes
16%
don't know
 
don't know
51%
no
 
no

31-34
21%
yes
 
yes
13%
don't know
 
don't know
66%
no
 
no

35+
32%
yes
 
yes
13%
don't know
 
don't know
55%
no
 
no
46%
No
 
No
22%
Don't know
 
Don't know
31%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 4. 2017
How can we make education and opportunities equal for girls and women when they have their periods?
1,042 responded out of 1,476 polled
none
girls
women
periods
de
sanitary
la
que
education
period
en
can
les
make
know
products
school
menstruation
menstrual
don
pads
need
normal
schools
el
es
people
las
natural
educate
free
just
also
et
health
awareness
men
making
us
like
hygiene
teach
un
work
give
go
provide
think
understand
access
MAY 4. 2017
Whay are other reasons to not go to school / work during your period?
21 responded out of 22 polled
je
pas
period
cramps
get
home
menstrual
pain
soy
suis
tired
10
57
accidently
afford
along
around
aser
assistance
au
aux
años
bcz
bla
bleeding
blood
body
buy
can
cant
change
chip
clothes
colegios
comes
comfortable
convenient
cundo
day
de
decide
dispone
don
en
enseignants
es
etc
everything
everywhere
expensive

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