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Menstrual hygiene: Physical and social barriers girls encounter during puberty
3 questions polled on this topic
17% response rate
5,501 responded out of 32,887 polled
Apr 24. 2018
Does your school/college/work have products & facilities to help you manage periods (e.g. private bathroom for girls, sanitary products etc) ?
Apr 24. 2018
What are society’s ideas about periods in your community?
Apr 24. 2018
How can we improve attitudes around periods?

POLL RESULTS

APR 24. 2018
Does your school/college/work have products & facilities to help you manage periods (e.g. private bathroom for girls, sanitary products etc) ?
5,501 responded out of 32,887 polled
Female
52%
Yes
 
Yes
48%
No
 
No

Male
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No
0-14
60%
yes
 
yes
40%
no
 
no

15-19
54%
yes
 
yes
46%
no
 
no

20-24
50%
yes
 
yes
50%
no
 
no

25-30
52%
yes
 
yes
48%
no
 
no

31-34
51%
yes
 
yes
49%
no
 
no

35+
50%
yes
 
yes
50%
no
 
no
52%
Yes
 
Yes
48%
No
 
No
APR 24. 2018
What are society’s ideas about periods in your community?
3,716 responded out of 5,501 polled
Female
36%
Girls shouldn't play sports/swim
 
Girls shouldn't play sports/swim
11%
Periods are taboo
 
Periods are taboo
24%
It’s not OK to discuss periods ar
 
It’s not OK to discuss periods ar
29%
Girls hide sanitary products
 
Girls hide sanitary products

Male
0%
Girls shouldn't play sports/swim
 
Girls shouldn't play sports/swim
0%
Periods are taboo
 
Periods are taboo
0%
It’s not OK to discuss periods ar
 
It’s not OK to discuss periods ar
0%
Girls hide sanitary products
 
Girls hide sanitary products
0-14
50%
girls shouldn't play sports/swim
 
girls shouldn't play sports/swim
13%
periods are taboo
 
periods are taboo
20%
it’s not ok to discuss periods ar
 
it’s not ok to discuss periods ar
17%
girls hide sanitary products
 
girls hide sanitary products

15-19
41%
girls shouldn't play sports/swim
 
girls shouldn't play sports/swim
11%
periods are taboo
 
periods are taboo
20%
it’s not ok to discuss periods ar
 
it’s not ok to discuss periods ar
27%
girls hide sanitary products
 
girls hide sanitary products

20-24
32%
girls shouldn't play sports/swim
 
girls shouldn't play sports/swim
11%
periods are taboo
 
periods are taboo
27%
it’s not ok to discuss periods ar
 
it’s not ok to discuss periods ar
30%
girls hide sanitary products
 
girls hide sanitary products

25-30
28%
girls shouldn't play sports/swim
 
girls shouldn't play sports/swim
10%
periods are taboo
 
periods are taboo
27%
it’s not ok to discuss periods ar
 
it’s not ok to discuss periods ar
35%
girls hide sanitary products
 
girls hide sanitary products

31-34
33%
girls shouldn't play sports/swim
 
girls shouldn't play sports/swim
8%
periods are taboo
 
periods are taboo
23%
it’s not ok to discuss periods ar
 
it’s not ok to discuss periods ar
35%
girls hide sanitary products
 
girls hide sanitary products

35+
30%
girls shouldn't play sports/swim
 
girls shouldn't play sports/swim
9%
periods are taboo
 
periods are taboo
31%
it’s not ok to discuss periods ar
 
it’s not ok to discuss periods ar
29%
girls hide sanitary products
 
girls hide sanitary products
36%
Girls shouldn't play sports/swim
 
Girls shouldn't play sports/swim
11%
Periods are taboo
 
Periods are taboo
24%
It’s not OK to discuss periods ar
 
It’s not OK to discuss periods ar
29%
Girls hide sanitary products
 
Girls hide sanitary products
APR 24. 2018
How can we improve attitudes around periods?
3,729 responded out of 4,216 polled
Female
31%
Governments should invest in women’s
 
Governments should invest in women’s
27%
Adults should help to challenge sham
 
Adults should help to challenge sham
14%
Private bathrooms to help girls stay
 
Private bathrooms to help girls stay
28%
Provide sanitary products
 
Provide sanitary products

Male
0%
Governments should invest in women’s
 
Governments should invest in women’s
0%
Adults should help to challenge sham
 
Adults should help to challenge sham
0%
Private bathrooms to help girls stay
 
Private bathrooms to help girls stay
0%
Provide sanitary products
 
Provide sanitary products
0-14
24%
governments should invest in women’s
 
governments should invest in women’s
12%
adults should help to challenge sham
 
adults should help to challenge sham
24%
private bathrooms to help girls stay
 
private bathrooms to help girls stay
41%
provide sanitary products
 
provide sanitary products

15-19
24%
governments should invest in women’s
 
governments should invest in women’s
24%
adults should help to challenge sham
 
adults should help to challenge sham
17%
private bathrooms to help girls stay
 
private bathrooms to help girls stay
36%
provide sanitary products
 
provide sanitary products

20-24
37%
governments should invest in women’s
 
governments should invest in women’s
28%
adults should help to challenge sham
 
adults should help to challenge sham
12%
private bathrooms to help girls stay
 
private bathrooms to help girls stay
23%
provide sanitary products
 
provide sanitary products

25-30
36%
governments should invest in women’s
 
governments should invest in women’s
36%
adults should help to challenge sham
 
adults should help to challenge sham
9%
private bathrooms to help girls stay
 
private bathrooms to help girls stay
19%
provide sanitary products
 
provide sanitary products

31-34
30%
governments should invest in women’s
 
governments should invest in women’s
38%
adults should help to challenge sham
 
adults should help to challenge sham
4%
private bathrooms to help girls stay
 
private bathrooms to help girls stay
28%
provide sanitary products
 
provide sanitary products

35+
35%
governments should invest in women’s
 
governments should invest in women’s
36%
adults should help to challenge sham
 
adults should help to challenge sham
12%
private bathrooms to help girls stay
 
private bathrooms to help girls stay
16%
provide sanitary products
 
provide sanitary products
31%
Governments should invest in women’s
 
Governments should invest in women’s
27%
Adults should help to challenge sham
 
Adults should help to challenge sham
14%
Private bathrooms to help girls stay
 
Private bathrooms to help girls stay
28%
Provide sanitary products
 
Provide sanitary products

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