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Menstrual health affects about half the world’s population with more than 800 million people menstruate daily. Menstrual health is often overlooked and stigmatized in lower-income countries, but research shows how it can improve the lives of billions of girls worldwide as well as the living communities and countries they live in. My research investigates the impact menstrual health management and education has on the socioeconomic structure and sustainability of developing countries. I explain what menstrual health management is and how menstrual health education may be implemented in lower income communities. Positive impacts of menstrual health management on girls have a ripple effect on their communities. Examining medical data and ethnographic research, I seek to answer: What are the psychosocial effects of menstrual health management and education on young girls? How do they affect the living conditions of developing countries? What are their socioeconomic effects? Menstrual health management and education are extremely important. It can increase literacy rates and school attendance, decrease levels of waste, increase sanitation and improve the quality of life of young girls around the globe. There are a multitude of positive socioeconomic, cultural and environmental effects on girls, communities and countries as a whole.



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If You Give a Girl Menstrual Health Education: The Positive Effects of Menstrual Health Management on Developing Countries