Impact of menstrual health management and hygiene on academic performance of girls in Luweero district, Katikamu sub-county.
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An increasing number of studies have revealed that girls in low-income segments struggle with poor academic performance during menstruation scaled down to inadequate management of menstrual health and hygiene. This study explores to describe menstrual hygiene status of girls’ in-low-income segments of Uganda and estimate the prevalence of inadequate menstrual health. Secondly this study assesses the relative contribution of aspects of menstrual health and hygiene to the academic performance of the girl child in Uganda. It was so evident from literature that girls reported a lack of access to adequate resources, facilities and accurate information to manage their menstrual hygiene effectively at school. They reported that, as a result, during menstruation they often struggle at school or miss school. It is common for girls who attend schools centered in low-income context to struggle in lessons during menstruation because they do not have access to the resources, facilities, or information they need to manage menstruation. This is likely to have detrimental effects on their academic performance and future prospects.