Blog: Can better sanitary care help keep African girls in school?

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Apr 2018

"For young girls in developing countries, not knowing how to manage their periods can hinder access to education."

On the Global Partnership for Education blog (18 April 2018), Elizabeth Tofaris discusses the findings and impact of a research project which tested whether school attendance improved when girls were given reusable sanitary pads, adolescent reproductive health education, neither, or a combination of both. 

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