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Menstrual Hygiene among Female Prison Inmates

by Daniel Iroegbu Global Dental HealthCare Foundation
Menstrual Hygiene among Female Prison Inmates
Menstrual Hygiene among Female Prison Inmates
Menstrual Hygiene among Female Prison Inmates
Menstrual Hygiene among Female Prison Inmates
Menstrual Hygiene among Female Prison Inmates
Menstrual Hygiene among Female Prison Inmates
Menstrual Hygiene among Female Prison Inmates
Menstrual Hygiene among Female Prison Inmates
Menstrual Hygiene among Female Prison Inmates
Menstrual Hygiene among Female Prison Inmates
Menstrual Hygiene among Female Prison Inmates

Summary

This research project is concerned with examining menstrual hygiene behavior and practices and how easy it is for women to manage their menstruation in the prison and whether there is any need for improvement in prisons in Nigeria, train female inmates and Warders on sustainable and safe menstrual hygiene practices, distribute sanitary pads to the female inmates to support menstrual hygiene management.

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Challenge

The public nature of managing one's menstruation in the prison is a challenge (Vetten, 2009). As an intimate issue, menstruation among female prisoners is taken for granted which suggest in part that it is in some way offensive (Smith, 2009). Menstruation remains largely hidden and not openly discussed (House et al, 2012). Despite the challenge of overcrowding in the prison, the female prisoners have to face the issue of unsanitary conditions to manage their menstruation with respect and dignity

Solution

The research will identify existing gaps in menstrual hygiene behavior and practices, restrictions and stigmatization's and availability of sanitary facilities using a structured questionnaire and a semi-structured in-depth interview and focus group discussion will be conducted with some female inmates in the Prison and to work toward addressing the problem in collaboration with the Nigeria Prison Service and other water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) partners.

Long-Term Impact

The knowledge gained will be applied to an evidence-based advocacy to Nigeria Prison Service, policy makers, legislatures and executive government. Plan an intervention programs for sustainable and safe menstrual hygiene management among incarcerated females in Nigeria and Africa in general. Build partnership on nondiscrimination and equity and mobilize support for menstruation with respect and dignity among implementing partners.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​web.facebook.com/​danieliroegbuglobalhealthfoundation
Talking menstrual hygiene with Daniel Iroegbu
Putting the well-being of women first
A Synthetic Report: Menstrual Hygiene Management
MHM in Nigeria: Strategy for multisectorial collab

Organization Information

Daniel Iroegbu Global Dental HealthCare Foundation

Location: Enugu - Nigeria
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @dannyogwo
Project Leader:
Daniel Ifegwu Iroegbu
Enugu, Enugu Nigeria

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