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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022: Supporting global research to address equitable menstrual health

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 Okello, Senior Social Scientist, Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit 
  • Jenni Martin, Founder & CEO of Pandemic Periods 
  • Karan Babbar, Research Fellow & India Correspondent, Pandemic Periods 


Please note that the recording link will be listed on this page when available



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