Menstrual Health Education (MHE) has always been associated and identified with the menstruating sex–women. In India, where menstruation is a conversational taboo, delivering MHE to all the genders becomes challenging. At the same time, not having authentic information and inability to freely discuss taboo health topics, affects the understanding and give rise to misconceptions – adolescents are particularly vulnerable.
On the one hand, menstruators are shrouded in myths and superstition, whereas non-menstruators are isolated from discourses on the subject, resulting in systemic, long-standing marginalization of women. We are working with NGOs like SachhiSaheli and HAIYYA to support, leverage and extend Information Communication Technology (ICT) for women’s menstrual health and well being in India.
– “It’s a girl thing”: Examining Challenges & Opportunities around Menstrual Health Education in India
Anupriya Tuli, Shruti Dalvi, Neha Kumar, and Pushpendra Singh. Published in ACM Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction. 26, 5, Article 29 (July 2019), 24 pages.
– Learning from and with Menstrupedia: Towards Menstrual Health Education in India
Anupriya Tuli, Shaan Chopra, Neha Kumar, and Pushpendra Singh. Published in Proceedings of ACM Human-Computer Interaction. 2, CSCW, Article 174 (November 2018), 20 pages.