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
80%
no
 
no
20%
yes
 
yes

15-19
49%
no
 
no
51%
yes
 
yes

20-24
49%
no
 
no
51%
yes
 
yes

25-30
46%
no
 
no
54%
yes
 
yes

31-34
43%
no
 
no
57%
yes
 
yes

35+
71%
no
 
no
29%
yes
 
yes
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
0%
friends
 
friends
0%
family
 
family
100%
sister
 
sister
0%
mother
 
mother

15-19
38%
friends
 
friends
2%
family
 
family
10%
sister
 
sister
50%
mother
 
mother

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

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

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

35+
0%
friends
 
friends
0%
family
 
family
50%
sister
 
sister
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
100%
no
 
no
0%
yes
 
yes

15-19
39%
no
 
no
61%
yes
 
yes

20-24
43%
no
 
no
57%
yes
 
yes

25-30
49%
no
 
no
51%
yes
 
yes

31-34
45%
no
 
no
55%
yes
 
yes

35+
36%
no
 
no
64%
yes
 
yes
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%
doctor
 
doctor
0%
online
 
online
33%
helpline phone
 
helpline phone
0%
tv/radio
 
tv/radio
0%
information leaflets books
 
information leaflets books
67%
mothers
 
mothers
0%
school
 
school

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

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

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

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

35+
0%
doctor
 
doctor
0%
online
 
online
12%
helpline phone
 
helpline phone
0%
tv/radio
 
tv/radio
12%
information leaflets books
 
information leaflets books
38%
mothers
 
mothers
38%
school
 
school
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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