These contribute to the discrimination of women in the developing world. The following are just a few of the uneducated beliefs that many people hold.
Men in Rwanda believe that women only menstruate once per year.
If a menstruating girl walks through a garden when growing vegetables, everything in the garden will die.
In some countries, men believe if they see a used feminine hygiene product, they will be cursed for life.
It is considered disrespectful for menstruating women to enter someone’s home. This includes their own home.
in developing countries are caused by poor menstrual hygiene.
24% of girls drop out of school because they cannot manage their menstrual cycle.
mud, bark, corncobs, newspaper, cardboard and, in the most extreme cases, squat on piles of dirt in lieu of pads.
cost more than what most families make in an entire day.
of girls in the developing world will have their first period by age 9. This is an indication of readiness of fertility and is leading to staggering sexual abuse.
use rags for their period, because it’s considered a curse and they are too humiliated to buy products.