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Despite considerable progress over the past two decades, there are still over 130 million girls out of school worldwide.The solution lies in menstrual hygiene management – ensuring that girls have access to adequate information, sanitary care, and soap and water with which to manage menstruation in a healthy, safe and dignified manner. A joint SOAS-Oxford study in eight schools in Uganda found that when girls were given reusable sanitary pads and education about menstruation, their attendance rose by an average of 17 percent.In other words, educational outcomes can be improved through a simple solution like a sanitary pad. Addressing the problem of girls' education requires a multipronged approach that tackles the financial, logistical and cultural barriers to schooling.
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