Poor menstrual hygiene management – an adverse outcome of menstrual stigmatization in Pakistan

Authors

  • Rabia Maryam Mustafa 5th Year MBBS Student, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Asmat Zehra 3rd Year MBBS Student, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.115

Abstract

Dear Editor, menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is defined as the awareness and confidence to manage one’s periods using hygienic products, having bathing and washing facilities and the ability to dispose of used menstrual products with dignity and privacy [1]. In Pakistan’s predominantly conservative society, menstruation and menstrual practices still face many social, cultural, and religious restrictions. Menstruating women are often considered impure and unclean [2]. As a result, women have to deal with significant challenges in MHM and adverse reproductive health outcomes.

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Published

2021-04-02

Issue

Section

Letter to the Editor