Around the world, millions of women still lack access to basic sanitary products to manage menstrual bleeding. In India, less than 10 percent of women have access to sanitary products. Many are forced to seek alternatives, from old rags to newspapers. The use of unsanitary materials often have health implications, including reproductive tract infections and cervical cancer. The lack of adequate gender-sensitive facilities is another challenge, preventing women and girls from maintaining menstrual hygiene in a private, safe, and dignified manner. According to the World Bank, at least 500 million women and girls lack such facilities, which severely impact girls’ attendance and participation in school.

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