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Title: Menstrual health management in some selected basic schools in Ghana
Authors: Abanyie, Samuel
Anang, Richard C.
Boateng, Ampadu
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: ABANYIE, S. ... et al, 2016. Menstrual health management in some selected basic schools in Ghana. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all: Proceedings of the 39th WEDC International Conference, Kumasi, Ghana, 11-15 July 2016, Refereed paper 2389, 6pp.
Abstract: This study explored the issue of menstrual health management by the girl-child in a first-cycle institution in North-East Ghana, and how this impacted on her school attendance and performance. It also discussed the common obstacles she encountered as she attended school during monthly menstrual cycle, and how she coped. The discussion is centred on the following main themes of the role of parents, teachers and peers; the financial burden; the adequacy of school facilities; and the impact on school attendance and performance. The study recommends that the school atmosphere must be made conducive for the girl-child to be able to achieve her full potential, so that she can safely and hygienically perform a natural function in the process of her growth.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31279
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