“Sharing simple facts”, which have been developed and published in 2008 by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) with support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). This booklet on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) is intended for adolescent girls and young women. It looks at useful information about menstrual health and hygiene.
This booklet provides information on how to handle menstruation, improve their knowledge of personal hygiene and boost their confidence by answering their unanswered questions. It also provides information on the facts, myths and taboos surrounding this issue. It is a compulsory read for adolescent girls and women, equally for facilitators, teachers and peer educators.
This easy to read booklet is in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) form has been prepared to support girls and women in providing basic factual information about menstruation and hygienic menstruation management and will clarify some of the myths and taboos centered around this issue.
This also serves as a self reference for adolescent girls and will help them to be better prepared to cope with the physical and changes in their bodies and practice safe and hygienic ways of dealing with menstruation and translated into Hindi and other Indian languages which will also help parents and teachers to understand and appreciate the requirements for hygienic management of menstruation at homes, in schools and the community.
Also seeks to provide answers to questions that young adolescent girls have about themselves, their changing body, menstruation and its management at home and in school in a hygienic manner. This will not only empower the adolescent girls with knowledge of menstrual management but may also enhance their self-esteem and academic performance.