Menstrual Hygiene Policy UPSC NOTE

 A comprehensive menstrual hygiene policy in India

  • The Supreme Court of India gave the Centre four weeks to finalise an optimum menstrual hygiene policy.

  • A policy with focus on the distribution of sanitary napkins. 

  • The Chief Justice of India, further directed the government to set down a national model for the number of girls toilets per female population in schools.

  • Menstruation is the reality for women of a particular age demographic, naturally involving a substantial percentage of half the population in the country

  • India has come closest to even drawing up a menstrual hygiene policy. 

  • While advancements over the years, and expanding urbanisation, have brought menstrual hygiene products within reach of a larger group of young women, affordability is still an issue.

National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS)

  • As per the latest National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS), 73% of rural women and 90% of urban women use a hygienic method of menstrual protection

  • There was a significant improvement in the percentage of women aged 15-24 who use a hygienic method of protection. 

  • This rose from 58% in NFHS-4 to 78% in NFHS-5, primarily sanitary napkins, cloth and locally prepared napkins. 

  • The survey also revealed the close link between education and preference for hygiene.

  • Women who have received 12 or more years of schooling are more than twice as likely to use a hygienic method compared to those with no schooling

  • An irrefutable link has been established between menstruation and dropping out of school, because of stigma.

  • That little has been done to address this all these years reeks of callousness.

  • The Centre told the Court that a draft policy had been circulated for comments from various stakeholders and that it would be ready in four weeks. 

  • A policy is only half a revolution; to complete the circle, it is crucial the government ensures access to affordable menstrual hygiene products for all menstruating girls.



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