Shame, Misinformation Surrounding Menstruation Contribute To Human Rights Concerns For Women, Girls, UNFPA Report Suggests

UNFPA: Period shame, misinformation linked to serious human rights concerns
“Shame, stigma, and misinformation surrounding menstruation are contributing to serious human rights concerns for women and girls, emphasizes a new report commissioned by UNFPA. The report, a comprehensive review of available evidence on menstrual health management in East and Southern Africa, … underscores the ways period shame and misinformation undermine the well-being of women and girls, making them vulnerable to gender discrimination, child marriage, exclusion, violence, poverty, and untreated health problems…” (6/7).

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