Menstrual health is increasingly recognised as playing a crucial role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite this, menstruation remains widely regarded as a taboo subject, having a knock-on impact on the education, health and wellbeing of women, girls and other people who menstruate.
To mark Menstrual Hygiene Day, menstrual health experts will come together to share the latest research on menstrual health to inspire action and demonstrate a commitment to addressing equitable menstrual health globally.
The seminar, hosted by Odette Hekster, Managing Director of Population Services International (PSI) Europe, will include presentations from a variety of contexts, followed by time for questions. Themes will include:
menstrual education in schools;
addressing stigma and shame;
menstruation and disability; and
improving access to menstrual products and pain management.
Odette Hekster, Managing Director, PSI Europe
Kate Nelson, Research Fellow, LSHTM
Jane Wilbur, Research Fellow, LSHTM
Clare Tanton, Assistant Professor in Epidemiology, LSHTM
Elialilia Pallangyo, Senior Social Scientist, Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit
Jenni Martin, Founder & CEO of Pandemic Periods
Karan Babbar, Research Fellow & India Correspondent, Pandemic Periods