Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools for Developing Countries

  • Menik Mutiarini , Rosmita Nuzuliana

Abstract

The application of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) for schoolgirls in various developing countries still has many problems. Many studies report that inadequate infrastructure and sanitation have become barriers for schoolgirls in schools to conduct MHM. In addition, other factors such as social, economic and cultural factors that result in not fulfilling the basic rights of female reproductive health in schools have also become the barriers. This Scoping Review aims to review evidence about the experience of schoolgirls doing MHM in schools. Five stages for scoping review are used in this review. The five stages include: determining the question of study, identifying appropriate studies, sorting out the studies, describing the data and compiling, summarizing also declaring the outcomes. We identified nine articles that reported experiences of MHM schoolgirls at schools, from this study found three main themes related to the experience of schoolgirls in MHM at schools, including the schoolgirls’ access to information about MHM, practices of MHM at schools and the challenges faced by schoolgirls. Access to information about MHM schoolgirls did not have much effect on the improvement of MHM schoolgirls at schools. The poor practice of MHM schoolgirls was precisely influenced by various challenges faced by schoolgirls, including the poor sanitation facilities of school toilets, gender discomfort, culture and stigma, the lack of lessons about MHM at schools and economic problems. 

Published
2020-04-14
How to Cite
Menik Mutiarini , Rosmita Nuzuliana. (2020). Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools for Developing Countries. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(7s), 79 - 89. Retrieved from https://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/9416