GIRLS
Girls tell us what they think on Menstrual Hygiene Management
7 questions polled on this topic
20% response rate
1,740 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?
1,740 responded out of 8,557 polled
Female
91%
Yes
 
Yes
9%
No
 
No

Male
75%
Yes
 
Yes
25%
No
 
No
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
91%
Yes
 
Yes
9%
No
 
No
MAY 4. 2017
If not, what is the main reason?
114 responded out of 155 polled
Female
8%
No sanitary materials
 
No sanitary materials
78%
Pain
 
Pain
7%
No facilities
 
No facilities
2%
Embarassed
 
Embarassed
5%
Told to stay home
 
Told to stay home

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

15-19
8%
No sanitary materials
 
No sanitary materials
80%
Pain
 
Pain
8%
No facilities
 
No facilities
4%
Embarassed
 
Embarassed
0%
Told to stay home
 
Told to stay home

20-24
15%
No sanitary materials
 
No sanitary materials
74%
Pain
 
Pain
5%
No facilities
 
No facilities
3%
Embarassed
 
Embarassed
3%
Told to stay home
 
Told to stay home

25-30
13%
No sanitary materials
 
No sanitary materials
80%
Pain
 
Pain
7%
No facilities
 
No facilities
0%
Embarassed
 
Embarassed
0%
Told to stay home
 
Told to stay home

31-34
0%
No sanitary materials
 
No sanitary materials
100%
Pain
 
Pain
0%
No facilities
 
No facilities
0%
Embarassed
 
Embarassed
0%
Told to stay home
 
Told to stay home

35+
0%
No sanitary materials
 
No sanitary materials
75%
Pain
 
Pain
25%
No facilities
 
No facilities
0%
Embarassed
 
Embarassed
0%
Told to stay home
 
Told to stay home
11%
No sanitary materials
 
No sanitary materials
76%
Pain
 
Pain
6%
No facilities
 
No facilities
2%
Embarassed
 
Embarassed
4%
Told to stay home
 
Told to stay home
MAY 4. 2017
Growing up, did you receive education about periods and menstrual health?
1,639 responded out of 1,728 polled
Female
58%
Yes
 
Yes
31%
Not enough
 
Not enough
11%
None
 
None

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

15-19
68%
Yes
 
Yes
26%
Not enough
 
Not enough
6%
None
 
None

20-24
54%
Yes
 
Yes
34%
Not enough
 
Not enough
12%
None
 
None

25-30
56%
Yes
 
Yes
32%
Not enough
 
Not enough
12%
None
 
None

31-34
60%
Yes
 
Yes
23%
Not enough
 
Not enough
16%
None
 
None

35+
55%
Yes
 
Yes
28%
Not enough
 
Not enough
17%
None
 
None
59%
Yes
 
Yes
31%
Not enough
 
Not enough
11%
None
 
None
MAY 4. 2017
Do any of the following stop you accessing safe and reliable sanitary products?
1,512 responded out of 1,640 polled
Female
19%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
15%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
4%
Make my own
 
Make my own
1%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
61%
Non
 
Non

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

15-19
22%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
9%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
3%
Make my own
 
Make my own
1%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
65%
Non
 
Non

20-24
18%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
20%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
3%
Make my own
 
Make my own
2%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
57%
Non
 
Non

25-30
17%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
20%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
6%
Make my own
 
Make my own
1%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
57%
Non
 
Non

31-34
8%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
5%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
8%
Make my own
 
Make my own
3%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
77%
Non
 
Non

35+
11%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
10%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
6%
Make my own
 
Make my own
2%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
71%
Non
 
Non
19%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
15%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
4%
Make my own
 
Make my own
1%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
61%
Non
 
Non
MAY 4. 2017
Do you think your society treats menstruating women unfairly because of myths about being unclean / impure?
1,476 responded out of 1,512 polled
Female
31%
Yes
 
Yes
22%
Don't know
 
Don't know
47%
No
 
No

Male
21%
Yes
 
Yes
47%
Don't know
 
Don't know
32%
No
 
No
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
31%
Yes
 
Yes
22%
Don't know
 
Don't know
46%
No
 
No
MAY 4. 2017
How can we make education and opportunities equal for girls and women when they have their periods?
1,043 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
et
also
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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