4 Days to go until Menstrual Hygiene Day!
Gender inequality, extreme poverty, humanitarian crises and harmful traditions can all turn menstruation into a time of deprivation and stigma. This is true for women and girls, as well as for transgender men and nonbinary persons who menstruate. Over the lifetime of a person who menstruates, they could easily spend 3 - 8 years menstruating, during which they might face menstruation-related exclusion, neglect or discrimination. Menstruation is a natural and routine occurrence experienced by nearly all people of reproductive age who have a uterus. It affects people differently and in many instances it has a negative impact on their psychological state of health. The ability to manage menstruation with adequate dignity is essential to the human rights of people who menstruate.