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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Op-Ed: Why dignified menstruation matters?

"reproductive health rights are human rights"


individual
|
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
|
group - population
self

self-esteem
 self-respect
dignity
FEMINITY

awareness
ignorance
concepts
personal beliefs 

anxiety
fear
stress

vulnerability 
risk

mental health
trauma - abuse
impact on education

self-care
self-efficacy
health literacy 

psychological privacy
(this is my period - not my shame ...) 

A matter of 
human biology: 
anatomy & physiology
globally?
Bangladesh, Nepal, India, other low and middle income countries
 in South Asia

menstruation, menstrual period

adolescence,
women of reproductive age

wrong information
life threatening ...

menstrual hygiene 
menstrual health management

disaster response
natural disaster, floods, cyclones, conflict, refugees
cyclone shelters
lighting
physical security 
physical access to toilets
traditional materials - cloth
physical privacy
even if it's yours?

intergenerational factors...
"When I was a girl..."

Women's menstruation
menstrual period 
cultural and social beliefs
Health literacy
Health promotion

negligence and whisper
womanhood: dignity and respect
public discussion
 stereotype, ideas, taboos, stigma
shame
age old superstitions  life threatening harmful practices imposed to them by the family members, neighbours and the community
[ Community care?! ]

positive role models
positive support of husbands and families

social privacy

Human Rights Declaration
United Nations in 1948
'dignified menstruation'

UN Water

water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

Disaster relief:
1. Male perspective;
2. Cultural taboo;
3. Menstrual health not in plans?

power
control
 budgetary planning

Public Health
Policy

Toilet facilities
Provision of toilets
Toilet-sewage infrastructure

political privacy
(do not compromise my privacy 
by compromising my rights)


"All the stakeholders should explore all-inclusive 
and 
most comprehensive integrated approach 
to ensure dignified menstruation."


The Daily Observer, Why dignified menstruation matters? by PARVEZ BABUL

My source: HIFA

... and previously on W2tQ