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29 October 2018

Menstrual Health facts

More than one fifth of the world’s population consists of women of reproductive age. On average, a woman spends seven years of her life menstruating, making menstruation a natural and essential part of the re- productive cycle.


Our aim is to improve the overall well-being of girls, women and other menstruators by supporting them to improve their menstrual health and challenge the restrictions they face in regard to their menstruation and other forms of vaginal bleeding.

In addition to menstruation, women also experience other forms of vaginal bleeding and at the end of the reproductive cycle they experience menopause. It is an essential human right to have the ability to manage menstrual health and all other forms of vaginal bleeding with adequate knowledge, safety, and dignity and without stigma.

Read the Menstrual Health Factsheet here.

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