WASH
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018 Poll
7 questions polled on this topic
3% response rate
2,126 responded out of 72,941 polled
May 28. 2018
Do you go to school / work when you have your period?
May 28. 2018
Reasons for not going to school / work when on period?
May 28. 2018
Growing up, did you receive education about periods and menstrual health?
May 28. 2018
Who should you take information on menstrual hygiene from?
May 28. 2018
What stops you accessing safe and reliable sanitary products?
May 28. 2018
Do you think your society treats menstruating women unfairly because of myths about being unclean / impure?
May 28. 2018
How can we make education and opportunities equal for girls and women when they have their periods?

POLL RESULTS

MAY 28. 2018
Do you go to school / work when you have your period?
2,126 responded out of 72,941 polled
Female
89%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No

Male
50%
Yes
 
Yes
50%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
No
 
No

15-19
87%
Yes
 
Yes
13%
No
 
No

20-24
88%
Yes
 
Yes
12%
No
 
No

25-30
88%
Yes
 
Yes
12%
No
 
No

31-34
87%
Yes
 
Yes
13%
No
 
No

35+
97%
Yes
 
Yes
3%
No
 
No
88%
Yes
 
Yes
12%
No
 
No
MAY 28. 2018
Reasons for not going to school / work when on period?
221 responded out of 251 polled
Female
19%
Told to Stay Home
 
Told to Stay Home
37%
Embarrassed
 
Embarrassed
11%
No Facilities
 
No Facilities
25%
Pain
 
Pain
8%
No Sanitary Materials
 
No Sanitary Materials

Male
0%
Told to Stay Home
 
Told to Stay Home
100%
Embarrassed
 
Embarrassed
0%
No Facilities
 
No Facilities
0%
Pain
 
Pain
0%
No Sanitary Materials
 
No Sanitary Materials
0-14
0%
Told to Stay Home
 
Told to Stay Home
0%
Embarrassed
 
Embarrassed
0%
No Facilities
 
No Facilities
0%
Pain
 
Pain
0%
No Sanitary Materials
 
No Sanitary Materials

15-19
22%
Told to Stay Home
 
Told to Stay Home
33%
Embarrassed
 
Embarrassed
11%
No Facilities
 
No Facilities
22%
Pain
 
Pain
11%
No Sanitary Materials
 
No Sanitary Materials

20-24
12%
Told to Stay Home
 
Told to Stay Home
37%
Embarrassed
 
Embarrassed
4%
No Facilities
 
No Facilities
41%
Pain
 
Pain
6%
No Sanitary Materials
 
No Sanitary Materials

25-30
18%
Told to Stay Home
 
Told to Stay Home
34%
Embarrassed
 
Embarrassed
22%
No Facilities
 
No Facilities
18%
Pain
 
Pain
8%
No Sanitary Materials
 
No Sanitary Materials

31-34
26%
Told to Stay Home
 
Told to Stay Home
37%
Embarrassed
 
Embarrassed
5%
No Facilities
 
No Facilities
16%
Pain
 
Pain
16%
No Sanitary Materials
 
No Sanitary Materials

35+
33%
Told to Stay Home
 
Told to Stay Home
33%
Embarrassed
 
Embarrassed
0%
No Facilities
 
No Facilities
33%
Pain
 
Pain
0%
No Sanitary Materials
 
No Sanitary Materials
18%
Told to Stay Home
 
Told to Stay Home
38%
Embarrassed
 
Embarrassed
10%
No Facilities
 
No Facilities
24%
Pain
 
Pain
10%
No Sanitary Materials
 
No Sanitary Materials
MAY 28. 2018
Growing up, did you receive education about periods and menstrual health?
1,931 responded out of 2,096 polled
Female
22%
None
 
None
34%
Not enough
 
Not enough
44%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
0%
None
 
None
50%
Not enough
 
Not enough
50%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
0%
None
 
None
0%
Not enough
 
Not enough
0%
Yes
 
Yes

15-19
27%
None
 
None
25%
Not enough
 
Not enough
48%
Yes
 
Yes

20-24
20%
None
 
None
35%
Not enough
 
Not enough
45%
Yes
 
Yes

25-30
24%
None
 
None
36%
Not enough
 
Not enough
41%
Yes
 
Yes

31-34
27%
None
 
None
32%
Not enough
 
Not enough
41%
Yes
 
Yes

35+
23%
None
 
None
35%
Not enough
 
Not enough
42%
Yes
 
Yes
22%
None
 
None
34%
Not enough
 
Not enough
43%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 28. 2018
Who should you take information on menstrual hygiene from?
1,805 responded out of 1,931 polled
Female
26%
Teacher
 
Teacher
51%
Health worker
 
Health worker
18%
Family members
 
Family members
2%
Mobile phone
 
Mobile phone
3%
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
 
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet

Male
100%
Teacher
 
Teacher
0%
Health worker
 
Health worker
0%
Family members
 
Family members
0%
Mobile phone
 
Mobile phone
0%
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
 
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
0-14
0%
Teacher
 
Teacher
0%
Health worker
 
Health worker
0%
Family members
 
Family members
0%
Mobile phone
 
Mobile phone
0%
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
 
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet

15-19
32%
Teacher
 
Teacher
45%
Health worker
 
Health worker
13%
Family members
 
Family members
5%
Mobile phone
 
Mobile phone
5%
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
 
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet

20-24
26%
Teacher
 
Teacher
53%
Health worker
 
Health worker
15%
Family members
 
Family members
1%
Mobile phone
 
Mobile phone
4%
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
 
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet

25-30
26%
Teacher
 
Teacher
51%
Health worker
 
Health worker
18%
Family members
 
Family members
2%
Mobile phone
 
Mobile phone
3%
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
 
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet

31-34
25%
Teacher
 
Teacher
50%
Health worker
 
Health worker
20%
Family members
 
Family members
0%
Mobile phone
 
Mobile phone
5%
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
 
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet

35+
22%
Teacher
 
Teacher
51%
Health worker
 
Health worker
22%
Family members
 
Family members
3%
Mobile phone
 
Mobile phone
3%
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
 
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
26%
Teacher
 
Teacher
51%
Health worker
 
Health worker
18%
Family members
 
Family members
2%
Mobile phone
 
Mobile phone
3%
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
 
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
MAY 28. 2018
What stops you accessing safe and reliable sanitary products?
1,592 responded out of 1,853 polled
Female
15%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
20%
Make my own
 
Make my own
20%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
0%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
45%
None
 
None

Male
50%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
0%
Make my own
 
Make my own
0%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
0%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
50%
None
 
None
0-14
0%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
0%
Make my own
 
Make my own
0%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
0%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
0%
None
 
None

15-19
25%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
29%
Make my own
 
Make my own
11%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
0%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
36%
None
 
None

20-24
14%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
23%
Make my own
 
Make my own
20%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
0%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
43%
None
 
None

25-30
14%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
17%
Make my own
 
Make my own
22%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
0%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
46%
None
 
None

31-34
13%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
16%
Make my own
 
Make my own
22%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
0%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
49%
None
 
None

35+
16%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
20%
Make my own
 
Make my own
15%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
0%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
48%
None
 
None
15%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
20%
Make my own
 
Make my own
21%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
0%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
44%
None
 
None
MAY 28. 2018
Do you think your society treats menstruating women unfairly because of myths about being unclean / impure?
1,524 responded out of 1,592 polled
Female
36%
No
 
No
44%
Don't Know
 
Don't Know
20%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
0%
No
 
No
0%
Don't Know
 
Don't Know
100%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
0%
No
 
No
0%
Don't Know
 
Don't Know
0%
Yes
 
Yes

15-19
36%
No
 
No
44%
Don't Know
 
Don't Know
20%
Yes
 
Yes

20-24
34%
No
 
No
47%
Don't Know
 
Don't Know
19%
Yes
 
Yes

25-30
38%
No
 
No
38%
Don't Know
 
Don't Know
24%
Yes
 
Yes

31-34
31%
No
 
No
47%
Don't Know
 
Don't Know
22%
Yes
 
Yes

35+
42%
No
 
No
46%
Don't Know
 
Don't Know
12%
Yes
 
Yes
38%
No
 
No
43%
Don't Know
 
Don't Know
20%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 28. 2018
How can we make education and opportunities equal for girls and women when they have their periods?
1,086 responded out of 1,524 polled
Female
100%
How to ensure equity for girls
 
How to ensure equity for girls

Male
0%
How to ensure equity for girls
 
How to ensure equity for girls
0-14
0%
How to ensure equity for girls
 
How to ensure equity for girls

15-19
100%
How to ensure equity for girls
 
How to ensure equity for girls

20-24
100%
How to ensure equity for girls
 
How to ensure equity for girls

25-30
100%
How to ensure equity for girls
 
How to ensure equity for girls

31-34
100%
How to ensure equity for girls
 
How to ensure equity for girls

35+
100%
How to ensure equity for girls
 
How to ensure equity for girls
22%
How to ensure equity for girls
 
How to ensure equity for girls

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