Menstrual Management and Its Effects on Girls' Education: A Case Study of Selected Primary and Secondary Schools in Robongi Sub-County- Tororo

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree of education
This study was guided by the topic Menstruation and its effects on girl child formal education in selected primary and secondary schools in Robongi sub-county. The objectives as well are (i) To determine the knowledge girls in Robongi primary and secondary have about menstruation management. (ii) To identify the menstrual management practices by school girls (iii) To identify the effects that are caused by menstruation cycle in relation to attending the classes and (iv) to determine the strategies that can be applied to mitigate the effects of menstruation to the girl. The research design used is quantitative because the questionnaires was used characterized by description in chapter four. The population of the study is 100 respondents, sampled using Solven's formula giving 80 as sample size. Findings the respondents totaling 100% were school girls who were single all the respondents knew what menstruation was as the information was got from the mothers, mainly, however, at schools senior women teachers provided information to girls, however, they were found to be getting information from books. About menstruation management, mainly sanitary towels are used by girls as shown by 86% and it is the mothers other than the fathers who give support to the girls as far as management of MP is concerned. As far as the effects of MP is concerned girls always kept off from school whenever they were in their MP. This therefore means that their performance was always negatively affected as shown by 85%. The girls since they are not supported by their fathers do go into love relationship with boys in order to get money for buying items to use during their MP which may lead to HIV spread. it is therefore called to be costly to manage by girls. Conclusion: from the study, young girls look at menstruation as shocking and cause stigmatization. It is as well costly they therefore end up using unhygienic items such as clothes and even news papers while a way from school. Recommendation, In a nutshell, strengthening of menstrual hygiene management programs at all levels, this right from HHs and at schools should be done. As well as enabling girls access hygienic absorbents and disposal of MHM items need to be addressed targeting both sexes by the people who are supposed to create awareness.
Research Report Submitted To The College Of Education In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirement For The Award Of A Bachelor's Degree In Education Of Kampala International University.
Menstrual Management, Girls' Education, Robongi Sub-County- Tororo