Menstrual Health Management
In India, menstruation continues to be a problem shrouded in taboo and stigma, despite being a reality for almost 336 million girls and women. As steps are taken to strengthen the MHM value chain as a whole, it has been observed that there is simultaneous need for a more specific and considered focus on the disposal and treatment phases. This document offers a blueprint for States and Centre to improve the complete MHM ecosystem, in terms of awareness, access, usage and disposal, and to draft a 5-year State plan for MHM.
The report assesses the efficacy of menstrual waste disposal systems in India, with a specific focus on the use of incineration technology.