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Educating young women about their bodies, and specifically menstruation, creates a culture of dignity and respect. In early 2015, Dr. Marni Sommer of Columbia University, in collaboration with Real Medicine Foundation, and with funding from Grow N Know Inc (G&K), launched a research study to explore how the onset of menstruation and puberty influences Pakistani girls’ school-going experiences, including school retention, and to develop the Pakistan Girls’ Puberty Book in line with G&K’s model of similar puberty books in low and middle-income countries, with the aim to promote young women’s health and education during pubertal transitions.

Real Medicine Foundation is part of the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Working Group, which organized an event for Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017. SAAMA TV recently wrote about the event and how RMF is involved.


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