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A planetary health perspective on menstruation: menstrual equity and climate action – Peer Reviewed Publication

Led by our

Led by our incredible writing and research lead Lilly – and in tandem with many inspiring #globalhealth researchers including SaraSiufung, and Kim – this piece explores a critical perspective on #planetaryhealth as it relates to #menstrualequity and #climateaction.

“Community-based solutions are key to addressing [menstrual health and hygiene management] MHHM access, safety, and environmental issues in comprehensive, economically feasible, and socially acceptable ways. These solutions include waste management system design and implementation, RMP development and advertising, and addressing specific norms and beliefs that influence MHHM.

By recognising the planetary health perspectives on menstruation, societies can not only reduce menstrual inequities but also support women, girls, and transgender and non-binary people as active participants in society and actors of change in climate mitigation and adaptation.”

We are thrilled

We are thrilled about this next chapter of our #Periodfutures x Wish for WASH work and stay tuned for more to come! Check out the full piece below!