|Title||Girl-friendly toilets for schoolgirls : helping adolescent girls|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Pagination||5 p.; ill.|
|Place Published||The Hague, The Netherlands|
|Keywords||hygiene, latrines, menstruation, schools|
In the life time of a women, she will have a total of around 3,000 days of menstruation. For her basic schooling period which range from Grade 4 to 10 the number of such days is 450. There is a growing awareness of special needs of young women in the school. At school, girls are faced with poor facilities – inadequate water for washing, lack of soap, no privacy and non-functioning or insufficient toilets. This reduces school attendance. Adolescent girls are often absent from school due, in part, to inadequate water and sanitation facilities. It is important to realize that one out of two 13 year old girls will probably be menstruating. One in eight girls begins to menstruate (menarche) when she is 11 years or younger.
|Notes||With 2 references|