"Hygiene and menstrual health in adolescents"

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OrganizationSanando Heridas, A.C.
Region Mexico
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ProjectLeader Leticia Aguilar

Strengthen attitudes, habits and knowledge for a healthy life of 500 girls, boys and young people from rural schools in the towns of Los Altos de Chiapas. Implement educational workshops in 4th. 5th. and 6th grades of rural primary and secondary schools in 6 localities with the theme "Menstrual health and hygiene in girls and adolescents. Train and strengthen knowledge for parents, teachers and educational committees.


Girls between 8 and 16 years old begin menstruation, which is a natural process that all women go through, it is not a disease and they can continue with all the activities that they usually carry out naturally, in indigenous communities, when girls beginning their first period lack basic information about their sexual and reproductive health and have difficulty accessing sanitary items for menstruation and many deal with shame and taboos surrounding the subject.

Long-Term Impact

This proposal focuses on knowing what are the challenges and difficulties that girls and adolescents face during their menstruation, who provide them with information and what are the hygienic measures and access to menstrual hygiene products that they have scope.Provide adequate information through a training cycle in the school environment with girls, boys and teachers, generate adequate educational materials that can be useful for schools to continue providing information to new generations.


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