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dc.contributor.authorMcLaren, Margaret A.
dc.contributor.authorPadhee, Monalisa
dc.contributor.editorSmyth, Ines
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-23T15:49:24Z
dc.date.available2021-03-23T15:49:24Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-23
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2021.1885218
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/621169
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>While increased attention to menstruation as a significant health issue for women and girls is positive, some menstrual interventions promoted by Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programmes primarily focus on hygiene, infrastructure, and product provision. This focus fails to challenge the social and cultural stigma surrounding menstruation, as well as interconnected issues of gender discrimination, marginalisation, and inequality. We advocate approaching menstruation as a matter of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), which recognises that sexual and reproductive health depends in part upon the realisation of the rights that support it. This requires a holistic approach to menstrual health that includes addressing shame, social stigmas and restrictions, and gender inequality, in addition to providing access to menstrual-friendly toilets. This holistic approach should also include comprehensive and community-driven sustained training and education about sexual and reproductive health and rights. Drawing upon research on four grassroots NGOs in India, Goonj, Barefoot College, Jatan Sansthan, and EcoFemme, we demonstrate that locally based NGOs are well-placed to create community-based educational trainings, provide access to context-specific and culturally appropriate menstrual products, and, perhaps most significantly, to challenge stigma around menstruation.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent19en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfam GBen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/a-sexual-and-reproductive-health-rights-approach-to-menstruation-621169
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.titleA sexual and reproductive health rights approach to menstruationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordMenstrual healthen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWater, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)en_US
oxfam.subject.keywordMenstrual hygiene management (MHM)en_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)en_US
oxfam.subject.keywordGender discriminationen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordNGOsen_US
prism.issuenameHealthen_US
prism.number1en_US
prism.volume29en_US


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