WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE
Menstrual hygiene management
5 questions polled on this topic
17% response rate
643 responded out of 3,803 polled
Feb 16. 2017
Menstruation is a healthy and normal part of most women’s lives but most girls find it hard to discuss topics like menstruation openly. Did you know about menstruation when you first got your period?
Feb 16. 2017
Who told you about menstruation when you first got it?
Feb 16. 2017
Does your school, home, workplace have basic facilities or products to take care of your periods?
Feb 16. 2017
How often have you missed school or work due to menstruation? and Why?
Feb 16. 2017
How would you like to learn about menstrual hygiene?

POLL RESULTS

FEB 16. 2017
Menstruation is a healthy and normal part of most women’s lives but most girls find it hard to discuss topics like menstruation openly. Did you know about menstruation when you first got your period?
643 responded out of 3,803 polled
Female
49%
No
 
No
51%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
0%
No
 
No
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
20%
yes
 
yes
80%
no
 
no

15-19
51%
yes
 
yes
49%
no
 
no

20-24
51%
yes
 
yes
49%
no
 
no

25-30
54%
yes
 
yes
46%
no
 
no

31-34
57%
yes
 
yes
43%
no
 
no

35+
29%
yes
 
yes
71%
no
 
no
49%
No
 
No
51%
Yes
 
Yes
FEB 16. 2017
Who told you about menstruation when you first got it?
272 responded out of 328 polled
Female
27%
Friends
 
Friends
6%
Family
 
Family
14%
Sister
 
Sister
53%
Mother
 
Mother

Male
0%
Friends
 
Friends
0%
Family
 
Family
0%
Sister
 
Sister
0%
Mother
 
Mother
0-14
100%
sister
 
sister
0%
friends
 
friends
0%
family
 
family
0%
mother
 
mother

15-19
10%
sister
 
sister
38%
friends
 
friends
3%
family
 
family
50%
mother
 
mother

20-24
13%
sister
 
sister
28%
friends
 
friends
8%
family
 
family
52%
mother
 
mother

25-30
13%
sister
 
sister
23%
friends
 
friends
13%
family
 
family
51%
mother
 
mother

31-34
43%
sister
 
sister
14%
friends
 
friends
0%
family
 
family
43%
mother
 
mother

35+
50%
sister
 
sister
0%
friends
 
friends
0%
family
 
family
50%
mother
 
mother
27%
Friends
 
Friends
6%
Family
 
Family
14%
Sister
 
Sister
53%
Mother
 
Mother
FEB 16. 2017
Does your school, home, workplace have basic facilities or products to take care of your periods?
564 responded out of 615 polled
Female
44%
No
 
No
56%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
0%
No
 
No
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
0%
yes
 
yes
100%
no
 
no

15-19
61%
yes
 
yes
39%
no
 
no

20-24
57%
yes
 
yes
43%
no
 
no

25-30
51%
yes
 
yes
49%
no
 
no

31-34
55%
yes
 
yes
45%
no
 
no

35+
64%
yes
 
yes
36%
no
 
no
44%
No
 
No
56%
Yes
 
Yes
FEB 16. 2017
How often have you missed school or work due to menstruation? and Why?
389 responded out of 458 polled
pain
due
missed
never
school
ki
miss
dard
work
menstruation
times
cramps
day
yes
se
dont
periods
nahi
often
sy
ja
one
severe
sometimes
wajah
days
feel
ka
many
month
ni
hua
kbi
ke
mahwari
rarely
time
bleeding
dar
didnt
every
first
heavy
hota
ma
na
nai
classes
college
extreme
FEB 16. 2017
How would you like to learn about menstrual hygiene?
287 responded out of 308 polled
Female
14%
Doctor
 
Doctor
4%
Online
 
Online
14%
Helpline phone
 
Helpline phone
2%
TV/Radio
 
TV/Radio
12%
Information leaflets books
 
Information leaflets books
31%
Mothers
 
Mothers
23%
School
 
School

Male
0%
Doctor
 
Doctor
0%
Online
 
Online
0%
Helpline phone
 
Helpline phone
0%
TV/Radio
 
TV/Radio
0%
Information leaflets books
 
Information leaflets books
0%
Mothers
 
Mothers
0%
School
 
School
0-14
0%
information leaflets books
 
information leaflets books
0%
school
 
school
67%
mothers
 
mothers
0%
tv/radio
 
tv/radio
0%
doctor
 
doctor
0%
online
 
online
33%
helpline phone
 
helpline phone

15-19
13%
information leaflets books
 
information leaflets books
23%
school
 
school
28%
mothers
 
mothers
4%
tv/radio
 
tv/radio
15%
doctor
 
doctor
6%
online
 
online
11%
helpline phone
 
helpline phone

20-24
12%
information leaflets books
 
information leaflets books
23%
school
 
school
29%
mothers
 
mothers
2%
tv/radio
 
tv/radio
12%
doctor
 
doctor
6%
online
 
online
15%
helpline phone
 
helpline phone

25-30
12%
information leaflets books
 
information leaflets books
32%
school
 
school
29%
mothers
 
mothers
0%
tv/radio
 
tv/radio
10%
doctor
 
doctor
0%
online
 
online
17%
helpline phone
 
helpline phone

31-34
25%
information leaflets books
 
information leaflets books
75%
school
 
school
0%
mothers
 
mothers
0%
tv/radio
 
tv/radio
0%
doctor
 
doctor
0%
online
 
online
0%
helpline phone
 
helpline phone

35+
13%
information leaflets books
 
information leaflets books
38%
school
 
school
38%
mothers
 
mothers
0%
tv/radio
 
tv/radio
0%
doctor
 
doctor
0%
online
 
online
13%
helpline phone
 
helpline phone
14%
Doctor
 
Doctor
4%
Online
 
Online
14%
Helpline phone
 
Helpline phone
2%
TV/Radio
 
TV/Radio
12%
Information leaflets books
 
Information leaflets books
31%
Mothers
 
Mothers
23%
School
 
School

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