Menstrual hygiene is a very important risk factor for reproductive tract infections and therefore it is a vital aspect of health education for adolescent girls. But unfortunately in India 33% girls are not aware about menstruation at the time of their menarche, 14% girls don’t believe menstruation is a biological process and 85% girls practice various restrictive customs.

Menstrupedia aims to increase the adoption of hygienic ways of managing menstruation and reduce cases of reproductive tract infection among young girls and women by creating a nationwide infrastructure for spreading menstrual awareness among young girls in India. Through our educational materials, which include comics with beautiful illustrations, interesting characters and an engaging storyline, adolescent girls learn about menstruation in an entertaining and engaging manner. At the same time it helps parents and educators in overcoming their hesitation about menstruation and discuss it openly. In 3 years we will help more than 1.5 million girls in India in becoming aware about menstruation.

Team:  Aditi Gupta, Tuhin Paul and Rajat Mittal

Press and Media: Young Turks, CNBC TV 18, The Wall Street Journal, The Week, The Hindu

Know more about us here.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS
Finalist - Women Empowerment Sector, Sankalp Awards for India 2014