Menstrual Health – A Global Challenge

Women in Global Health (WGH) Norway and the Gender Crosscutting Theme at the Centre for Global Health (CGH) invites you to join a conversation on what role shame and silence might play globally in the context of menstruation health and how these barriers might be tackled in the future. 

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This webinar has been recorded and can be viewed here:

Menstrual health is defined as complete physical, mental, and social well-being in relation to the menstrual cycle. This definition reflects the multifaceted nature of menstruation and the many ways the lives of those who menstruate can be affected by their ability to properly manage their menstrual health.

More than 800 million people across the globe menstruate daily. However, in many regions people are considered dirty or impure during menstruation. Women may face certain restrictions from school or prohibition from social meals or specific food as well as being in contact with animals, onboard boats, or socializing with boys and men. 

While the concrete challenges might be different, menstruation is still met with silence, lack of knowledge and shame in many high-income countries. This webinar will focus on what role shame and silence might play globally in the context of menstruation health and how these barriers might be tackled in the future. Join us by registering below:

Program

Moderator: Kari Nyheim Solbrække | Professor, Department for Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, UiO

Time

Title

Speaker

13:00 Welcome

Image may contain: Glasses, Forehead, Hair, Smile, Cheek.Jeanette H. Magnus | Director, Centre for Global Health, UiO

Introduction Image may contain: Necklace, Hair, Face, Eyewear, Glasses.Kari Nyheim Solbrække |  Professor, Department for Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, UiO

Menstrual health, a global health issue 

Image may contain: Clothing, Smile, Lip, Outerwear, Eyebrow.Jennifer Martin | Global Director, Pandemic Periods

Menstrual health, experiences from Nepal  Image may contain: Smile, Jaw, Ear, Happy, Tree.Liv Wendel | Midwife / United Mission to Nepal (UMN)
Free Sanitary Products - a step in the direction of ensuring women's liberation Agathe Waage | Deputy Leader, Socialist Youth 

Menstrual health, a Norwegian perspective 

Image may contain: Glasses, Nose, Glasses, Smile, Vision care.Hely Katariina Laine | Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, UiO

Digital Health Promotion in Schools - reducing the stigma of menstruation in Kenya Image may contain: Tie, Clothing, Forehead, Hair, Nose.Josef Noll | Professor, Department of Technology Systems (ITS), UiO & Secretary General, Basic Internet Foundation
13:50 Panel discussion and reflections facilitated by Bernadette Kumar
14:25 Closing Remarks
Published May 3, 2022 12:57 PM - Last modified June 23, 2022 1:31 PM