Why dignified menstruation matters (4)

16 June, 2020

Hi Parvez,

The article is nicely conceptualized.

The issue is highly underestimated by individuals, communities, service providers, policy makers, product manufacturing companies, and the list is endless. It is deeply interwoven with social, structural, economical myths and misconceptions including priorities per se. This has its own impact on health, education, employment and work productivity of persons.

An example to add, Indian government reduced taxes on sanitary napkins to increase its accessibility is welcoming step. The news item can be accessed at:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/policy-trends/gst-rate-on...

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Dr Sanchika Gupta

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HIFA profile: Dr Sanchika Gupta is a public health professional with six years of working experience amalgamated with two years of clinical practice in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and four + years in core public health with an expertise in advocacy, project management, monitoring and evaluation, and community-based research. Her fieldwork in national and International NGOs has spanned on various issues, such as family planning, adolescent health, maternal and child health among others. She has been nominated for '120 Under 40: the new generation of family planning leaders' for 2019 organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a member of the HIFA Social Media working group. http://www.hifa.org/people/social-media http://www.hifa.org/support/members/sanchika

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