Menstrual Health and Hygiene in India: Understanding the Problem

Spot On! is a comprehensive assessment of the problems and possibilities associated with menstrual hygiene in India today. Click on the image to read or download the report.

Screen Shot 2019-03-30 at 6.28.14 PM.png

Other Publications

General Interest Publications

"Menstrual Hygiene Management Enables Women and Girls to Reach Their Full Potential." The World Bank. May 2018.


"Making Menstrual Health a Global Issue." The Nation. May 2018.


"Let There Be Blood: Menstrual Hygiene in India." Medium. April 2019.


Research Publications

"Menstrual hygiene management among adolescent girls in India: a systematic review and meta-analysis." BMJ Open. March 2016.


"India Moves Towards Menstrual Hygiene: Subsidized Sanitary Napkins for Rural Adolescent Girls—Issues and Challenges." Maternal and  Child Health. April 2011.

"Comfortably, Safely, and Without Shame: Defining Menstrual Hygiene Management as a Public Health Issue." American Journal of Public Health. July 2015.

"Menstrual Hygiene, Management, and Waste Disposal: Practices and Challenges Faced by Girls/Women of Developing Countries." Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2018.



Training Guides, Program Development

Menstrual hygiene matters.  A resource for improving menstrual hygiene for women and girls in lower and middle-income countries. The nine modules and tools in Menstrual hygiene matters cover key aspects of menstrual hygiene in different settings, including communities, schools, and emergencies. WaterAid. 2012.


Menstrual Hygiene Management. A comprehensive fact sheet and community mobilization guide for use in developing countries. Includes library references, further readings, case studies, training material, awareness raising material, and important Web links. Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management. December 2018.

YouTube/TED Videos

Menstrual Health of India. Sinu Joseph.

Menstrual Hygiene Management.

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

A Taboo-free Way to Talk About Periods. Aditi Gupta.