Menstrual Health & Hygiene Day 2018

By MH Hub Co-founder, Milena Bacalja Perianes Once a year menstruation takes the world stage with a bang, and that day is today, Menstrual Health & Hygiene Day.   Whilst many organisations, companies, and advocates work tirelessly every day of the year to ensure...

Menstravagant Gifting Guide 2017

We’re well and truly into the festive season, but it’s never too late to get and give a thoughtful gift for the menstruator in your life! In no particular order, here are our five picks from the world of menstrual health.   1. A bathing suit for all stages of their...

‘Period Pop’ is a definitive new genre

It’s not just us – right? You’ve also seen more and more news stories, campaigns, innovative solutions and internet videos dedicated to breaking the bloody taboo around menstruation?   From Clue’s new #JustSayPeriod campaign to the launch of Jennifer...

Accelerating Gender Equality Through Menstrual Health

Our co-founder and Executive Director, Danielle Keiser writes about how collaboration in menstrual health accelerates gender equality. Have something to add to the conversation? Contact us! Although menstruation happens once a month, headlines about periods are...

Flying the Menstrual Health Banner

At Menstrual Health Hub, we’re all about cross-sector collaboration for maximising collective impact. We know we need a common language to do this, but does that language reduce or increase legitimacy of our work? Our co-founder and Executive Director Danielle...

Champions of Menstrual Health Unite!

Our co-founder and Executive Director, Danielle Keiser explains the need for common language in the menstrual health sector to achieve greater collective impact. Have something to add to the conversation? Contact us!   Untangling the problem of ‘menstrual hygiene...

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297A.67 Menstrual Equity Bill

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N.J.S.A. 54:32B-8.1

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Policy About: Elimination of the tampon tax Link/s Country USA Region Connecticut Organisation Location State Date of Introduction Status of Policy Specific Person/s Description Elimination of the tampon...

(HB) 7109, Taxation

Policy About: The bill creates a permanent sales tax exemption for essential hygienic products for women. Link/s Visit Policy at flsenate.cov Country USA Region Florida Organisation Location State Date of Introduction 21.07.2016 Status of Policy Law Specific Person/s...

H.R. 972: Menstrual Equity For All Act of 2017

Policy About: This policy sets out to increase the availability and affordability of menstrual hygiene products for women and girls with limited access, and for other purposes. Link/s Visit Policy at Gov Track Visit Policy at Congress.gov Visit Policy at House.gov...

More than just a Punctuation Mark

More than just a Punctuation Mark: How Boys and Young Men Learn about Menstruation. About: This qualitative study explores how young men percieve menstruation from childhood into adulthood. Title More than just a Punctuation Mark: How Boys and Young Men Learn about...

It’s a girl thing

It’s a girl thing: Menstruation, school attendance, spatial mobility and wider gender inequalities in Kenya About: This study uses a feminist framework to examine how cultural and spatial limitations affect post-pubescent girls’ mobility and access to education...

Do Menstrual Hygiene Management Interventions

Do Menstrual Hygiene Management Interventions Improve Education and Psychosocial Outcomes for Women and Girls in Low and Middle Income Countries? A Systematic Review About: This review considers how effective menstruation management interventions are in improving...

Determinants of Technology Adoption

Determinants of Technology Adoption: Peer Effects in Menstrual Cup Take-Up About: — Title Determinants of Technology Adoption: Peer Effects in Menstrual Cup Take-Up Link Open Source Article Authors Emily Oster (University of Chicago), Rebecca Thornton...

The Gendered Nature of Schooling in Ghana

The Gendered Nature of Schooling in Ghana: Hurdles to Girls’ Menstrual Management in School About: This study aims to understand the intersection of menarche, menstrual management, and schooling for pubescent girls in Ghana. Title The Gendered Nature of...

Medicalising Menstruation

Medicalising Menstruation: A Feminist Critique of the Political Economy of Menstrual Hygiene Management in South Asia About: This article argues that through menstrual hygiene management lessons, menstruation is medicalised to construct new and repressive expectations...

Ideologies of Sexuality, Menstruation and Risk

Ideologies of Sexuality, Menstruation and Risk: Girls’ Experiences of Puberty and Schooling in Northern Tanzania About: This paper voices girls’ experiences of menstruation, puberty, and schooling in northern Tanzania. Title Ideologies of Sexuality, Menstruation...