Sanitary pads and school attendance: The numbers — and what they mean

The claim that sanitary pads keep girls in school cannot be the foundation of menstrual hygiene management, writes Audrey Anderson of Oxu Solutions in this guest column. Given what the existing research says — and doesn't say — about the impact of MHM, where do development practitioners and girls' rights advocates go from here?

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About the author

  • Audrey Anderson

    Audrey Anderson is an Associate at Oxu Solutions, a consulting firm based in Washington, DC, where she specializes in evidence-based programming for adolescent girls. Her prior experience includes curriculum development, education and social entrepreneurship in Latin America, Africa and Asia. She holds a bachelor’s from the College of William & Mary, and a master’s degree in international education and development from George Washington University. Follow her on Twitter at @aeande.

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