Publication - 27 May 2021

Periods in a Pandemic: One Year On

Periods don’t stop during a pandemic. For millions of people in the countries where Plan International operates, privately and safely managing menstruation and addressing the taboo and stigma associated with it is vital to ensuring their human rights, health and dignity.

The gendered impacts of COVID-19 are being seen all over the world. Holistic menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) includes having women and girls central to a global response that promotes equality and social inclusion.

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