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Menstrual Hygiene Practices among Tribal Women in Jharkhand

Social Work Chronicle

Volume 12 Issue 1

Published: 2023
Author(s) Name: Sudeshna Mitra, Amit Kumar Hazra | Author(s) Affiliation: Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension, Visva-Bharati (A Central University),West Bengal, India.
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Abstract

Women and girls constitute half of India’s population. However, gender inequities continue to be a severe problem in India, affecting women’s and girls’ access to school, health care, and employment. According to the data, girls and boys are largely at par until adolescence. However, as girls enter puberty, their results start to differ, and their freedom of movement and mobility rights are further constrained. Even though India has over 355 million menstruating women and girls, many still face significant barriers to enjoying a respectable and comfortable period (MHM). In India, 70% of women say their families have trouble affording sanitary napkins. In 2012, 40% of all government schools lacked a standard functional toilet, not to speak of separate toilets for girls [Menstrual Health in India | Country Landscape Analysis, 2016]. Donors, the government, and businesses have all increased their efforts to address problems with menstruation health. Products and, more recently, boosting awareness, particularly among ladies, have received the majority of emphasis. In the present study, the Researcher tried to identify and assess the vulnerability status of menstrual hygiene behaviour and address the core issues prevalent in the Tribal areas of Ramgarh and Ranchi Districts of Jharkhand.

Keywords: Adolescence, Menstruation, Menstruation Hygiene Management, Menstrual Health, Vulnerability, Tribal Women

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