CURRENT POLL IN 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
8%
No Sanitary Materials
 
No Sanitary Materials
25%
Pain
 
Pain
11%
No Facilities
 
No Facilities
37%
Embarrassed
 
Embarrassed
19%
Told to Stay Home
 
Told to Stay Home

Male
0%
No Sanitary Materials
 
No Sanitary Materials
0%
Pain
 
Pain
0%
No Facilities
 
No Facilities
100%
Embarrassed
 
Embarrassed
0%
Told to Stay Home
 
Told to Stay Home
0-14
0%
no sanitary materials
 
no sanitary materials
0%
pain
 
pain
0%
no facilities
 
no facilities
0%
embarrassed
 
embarrassed
0%
told to stay home
 
told to stay home

15-19
11%
no sanitary materials
 
no sanitary materials
22%
pain
 
pain
11%
no facilities
 
no facilities
33%
embarrassed
 
embarrassed
22%
told to stay home
 
told to stay home

20-24
6%
no sanitary materials
 
no sanitary materials
41%
pain
 
pain
4%
no facilities
 
no facilities
37%
embarrassed
 
embarrassed
12%
told to stay home
 
told to stay home

25-30
8%
no sanitary materials
 
no sanitary materials
18%
pain
 
pain
22%
no facilities
 
no facilities
34%
embarrassed
 
embarrassed
18%
told to stay home
 
told to stay home

31-34
16%
no sanitary materials
 
no sanitary materials
16%
pain
 
pain
5%
no facilities
 
no facilities
37%
embarrassed
 
embarrassed
26%
told to stay home
 
told to stay home

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

Male
50%
Yes
 
Yes
50%
Not enough
 
Not enough
0%
None
 
None
0-14
0%
yes
 
yes
0%
not enough
 
not enough
0%
none
 
none

15-19
48%
yes
 
yes
25%
not enough
 
not enough
27%
none
 
none

20-24
45%
yes
 
yes
35%
not enough
 
not enough
20%
none
 
none

25-30
41%
yes
 
yes
36%
not enough
 
not enough
24%
none
 
none

31-34
41%
yes
 
yes
32%
not enough
 
not enough
27%
none
 
none

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

Male
0%
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
 
Radio / TV / Newspaper / Internet
0%
Mobile phone
 
Mobile phone
0%
Family members
 
Family members
0%
Health worker
 
Health worker
100%
Teacher
 
Teacher
0-14
0%
radio / tv / newspaper / internet
 
radio / tv / newspaper / internet
0%
mobile phone
 
mobile phone
0%
family members
 
family members
0%
health worker
 
health worker
0%
teacher
 
teacher

15-19
5%
radio / tv / newspaper / internet
 
radio / tv / newspaper / internet
5%
mobile phone
 
mobile phone
13%
family members
 
family members
45%
health worker
 
health worker
32%
teacher
 
teacher

20-24
4%
radio / tv / newspaper / internet
 
radio / tv / newspaper / internet
1%
mobile phone
 
mobile phone
15%
family members
 
family members
53%
health worker
 
health worker
26%
teacher
 
teacher

25-30
3%
radio / tv / newspaper / internet
 
radio / tv / newspaper / internet
2%
mobile phone
 
mobile phone
18%
family members
 
family members
51%
health worker
 
health worker
26%
teacher
 
teacher

31-34
5%
radio / tv / newspaper / internet
 
radio / tv / newspaper / internet
0%
mobile phone
 
mobile phone
20%
family members
 
family members
50%
health worker
 
health worker
25%
teacher
 
teacher

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

Male
50%
None
 
None
0%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
0%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
0%
Make my own
 
Make my own
50%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
0-14
0%
none
 
none
0%
shame and stigma
 
shame and stigma
0%
too expensive
 
too expensive
0%
make my own
 
make my own
0%
not allowed in my culture
 
not allowed in my culture

15-19
36%
none
 
none
0%
shame and stigma
 
shame and stigma
11%
too expensive
 
too expensive
29%
make my own
 
make my own
25%
not allowed in my culture
 
not allowed in my culture

20-24
43%
none
 
none
0%
shame and stigma
 
shame and stigma
20%
too expensive
 
too expensive
23%
make my own
 
make my own
14%
not allowed in my culture
 
not allowed in my culture

25-30
46%
none
 
none
0%
shame and stigma
 
shame and stigma
22%
too expensive
 
too expensive
17%
make my own
 
make my own
14%
not allowed in my culture
 
not allowed in my culture

31-34
49%
none
 
none
0%
shame and stigma
 
shame and stigma
22%
too expensive
 
too expensive
16%
make my own
 
make my own
13%
not allowed in my culture
 
not allowed in my culture

35+
48%
none
 
none
0%
shame and stigma
 
shame and stigma
15%
too expensive
 
too expensive
20%
make my own
 
make my own
16%
not allowed in my culture
 
not allowed in my culture
44%
None
 
None
0%
Shame and stigma
 
Shame and stigma
21%
Too expensive
 
Too expensive
20%
Make my own
 
Make my own
15%
Not allowed in my culture
 
Not allowed in my culture
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
20%
Yes
 
Yes
44%
Don't Know
 
Don't Know
36%
No
 
No

Male
100%
Yes
 
Yes
0%
Don't Know
 
Don't Know
0%
No
 
No
0-14
0%
yes
 
yes
0%
don't know
 
don't know
0%
no
 
no

15-19
20%
yes
 
yes
44%
don't know
 
don't know
36%
no
 
no

20-24
19%
yes
 
yes
47%
don't know
 
don't know
34%
no
 
no

25-30
24%
yes
 
yes
38%
don't know
 
don't know
38%
no
 
no

31-34
22%
yes
 
yes
47%
don't know
 
don't know
31%
no
 
no

35+
12%
yes
 
yes
46%
don't know
 
don't know
42%
no
 
no
20%
Yes
 
Yes
43%
Don't Know
 
Don't Know
38%
No
 
No
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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