Students at Kapanda try menstrual cup in Malawi

Female Health and Menstrual Cup report

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The topic of girls staying in school and how their periods affect them has been discussed widely as has the introduction of other sanitary products such as reusable sanitary pads and menstrual cups.

We have trialled both products as well as recently building female-only toilets at the six primary schools we support in Malawi to ensure that even girls wearing traditional rags and reusable pads have a safe and adequate space at school to change so that they don’t have to miss lessons.

We have also spoken with mothers and grandmothers about what life was like when they were at school as well as their view on girls missing school because of their periods.

Take a read of the full report here.

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