Menstrual Hygiene Education and Sanitary Pads to Girl Students - Delhi HC issues notice to Government

Saurav Datta July 17 2017
Menstrual Hygiene

According to reports prepared by the UNICEF and various civil society organisations, an acute deficiency in education, knowledge and sensitisation about menstrual hygiene, and the glaring unavailability of sanitary pads forces around 20% of India's girl students to drop out of school when they reach the age of puberty. The problem is aggravated if the students are hailing from socially and economically disadvantaged sections of society.

Contending that this severely impeded the students' fundamental right to free and compulsory primary education under Article 21 of the . . .

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