Researchers: Supporting Teenage Girls Requires More Than Pads
Everyone knows the old adage, “If you give a man a fish…” NHPR has a story with a new twist: “If you give a woman a menstrual pad…”
In all seriousness, the reproductive health of girls and women around the world is at stake, and according to reporter Courtney Columbus, the recent movement to make sanitary pads more accessible hasn’t been a silver bullet solution for increasing education rates in some developing countries.
Researchers highlighted the necessity of having teachers who are educated and empathetic to girls’ needs, as well as safe and private toilets or facilities to wash reusable pads or cups. …