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Understanding that menstruation is a natural process - and not a woman’s problem - is essential for the empowerment of women and girls. #NoMoreLimits
6 questions polled on this topic
23% response rate
10,253 responded out of 44,228 polled
May 12. 2018
What is your understanding of menstruation?
May 12. 2018
Did you know about MHM before your first period?
May 12. 2018
What was your source of information about menstrual hygiene?
May 12. 2018
How did you manage yourself?
May 12. 2018
Are you free to discuss about menstruation?
May 12. 2018
With whom are you most free to discuss about menstruation issues?

POLL RESULTS

MAY 12. 2018
What is your understanding of menstruation?
10,253 responded out of 44,228 polled
Female
4%
I don't know
 
I don't know
94%
A natural normal process
 
A natural normal process
2%
It is a sickness
 
It is a sickness

Male
0%
I don't know
 
I don't know
0%
A natural normal process
 
A natural normal process
0%
It is a sickness
 
It is a sickness
0-14
0%
i don't know
 
i don't know
100%
a natural normal process
 
a natural normal process
0%
it is a sickness
 
it is a sickness

15-19
5%
i don't know
 
i don't know
94%
a natural normal process
 
a natural normal process
1%
it is a sickness
 
it is a sickness

20-24
4%
i don't know
 
i don't know
94%
a natural normal process
 
a natural normal process
2%
it is a sickness
 
it is a sickness

25-30
3%
i don't know
 
i don't know
95%
a natural normal process
 
a natural normal process
2%
it is a sickness
 
it is a sickness

31-34
2%
i don't know
 
i don't know
96%
a natural normal process
 
a natural normal process
1%
it is a sickness
 
it is a sickness

35+
4%
i don't know
 
i don't know
92%
a natural normal process
 
a natural normal process
4%
it is a sickness
 
it is a sickness
4%
I don't know
 
I don't know
94%
A natural normal process
 
A natural normal process
2%
It is a sickness
 
It is a sickness
MAY 12. 2018
Did you know about MHM before your first period?
9,561 responded out of 10,400 polled
Female
44%
No
 
No
56%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
0%
No
 
No
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
0%
no
 
no
100%
yes
 
yes

15-19
44%
no
 
no
56%
yes
 
yes

20-24
43%
no
 
no
57%
yes
 
yes

25-30
45%
no
 
no
55%
yes
 
yes

31-34
51%
no
 
no
49%
yes
 
yes

35+
56%
no
 
no
44%
yes
 
yes
45%
No
 
No
55%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 12. 2018
What was your source of information about menstrual hygiene?
4,949 responded out of 5,299 polled
Female
2%
Others
 
Others
2%
Health worker
 
Health worker
1%
Media
 
Media
39%
Teacher
 
Teacher
1%
Relative
 
Relative
7%
Friend
 
Friend
48%
Mama
 
Mama

Male
0%
Others
 
Others
0%
Health worker
 
Health worker
0%
Media
 
Media
0%
Teacher
 
Teacher
0%
Relative
 
Relative
0%
Friend
 
Friend
0%
Mama
 
Mama
0-14
0%
others
 
others
0%
health worker
 
health worker
0%
media
 
media
0%
teacher
 
teacher
0%
relative
 
relative
0%
friend
 
friend
100%
mama
 
mama

15-19
2%
others
 
others
2%
health worker
 
health worker
1%
media
 
media
39%
teacher
 
teacher
1%
relative
 
relative
8%
friend
 
friend
47%
mama
 
mama

20-24
1%
others
 
others
2%
health worker
 
health worker
1%
media
 
media
40%
teacher
 
teacher
1%
relative
 
relative
7%
friend
 
friend
49%
mama
 
mama

25-30
2%
others
 
others
3%
health worker
 
health worker
1%
media
 
media
39%
teacher
 
teacher
1%
relative
 
relative
7%
friend
 
friend
48%
mama
 
mama

31-34
5%
others
 
others
5%
health worker
 
health worker
1%
media
 
media
31%
teacher
 
teacher
1%
relative
 
relative
12%
friend
 
friend
45%
mama
 
mama

35+
2%
others
 
others
2%
health worker
 
health worker
0%
media
 
media
27%
teacher
 
teacher
0%
relative
 
relative
7%
friend
 
friend
62%
mama
 
mama
2%
Others
 
Others
2%
Health worker
 
Health worker
1%
Media
 
Media
38%
Teacher
 
Teacher
1%
Relative
 
Relative
7%
Friend
 
Friend
49%
Mama
 
Mama
MAY 12. 2018
How did you manage yourself?
3,181 responded out of 4,262 polled
na
ya
kwa
mama
mara
hedhi
jinsi
kwanza
kujitunza
baada
pedi
wa
yangu
vitambaa
nilikuwa
kutumia
kitambaa
nguo
kuwa
ndo
safi
usafi
akanielekeza
nilitumia
dada
ped
kila
namna
hali
msafi
nilifundishwa
bibi
ni
kuvaa
za
wangu
nilielekezwa
pia
sana
siku
nilijitunza
kupata
kama
cha
tu
nikiwa
kuoga
nilikua
zangu
ila
MAY 12. 2018
Are you free to discuss about menstruation?
7,733 responded out of 8,130 polled
Female
4%
No
 
No
96%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
0%
No
 
No
0%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
0%
no
 
no
100%
yes
 
yes

15-19
4%
no
 
no
96%
yes
 
yes

20-24
3%
no
 
no
97%
yes
 
yes

25-30
4%
no
 
no
96%
yes
 
yes

31-34
3%
no
 
no
97%
yes
 
yes

35+
5%
no
 
no
95%
yes
 
yes
4%
No
 
No
96%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 12. 2018
With whom are you most free to discuss about menstruation issues?
6,977 responded out of 7,434 polled
Female
2%
Others
 
Others
2%
Teacher
 
Teacher
6%
Relative
 
Relative
34%
Friends
 
Friends
1%
Father
 
Father
56%
Mother
 
Mother

Male
0%
Others
 
Others
0%
Teacher
 
Teacher
0%
Relative
 
Relative
0%
Friends
 
Friends
0%
Father
 
Father
0%
Mother
 
Mother
0-14
0%
others
 
others
0%
teacher
 
teacher
0%
relative
 
relative
0%
friends
 
friends
0%
father
 
father
100%
mother
 
mother

15-19
1%
others
 
others
4%
teacher
 
teacher
4%
relative
 
relative
36%
friends
 
friends
1%
father
 
father
55%
mother
 
mother

20-24
2%
others
 
others
2%
teacher
 
teacher
6%
relative
 
relative
34%
friends
 
friends
1%
father
 
father
55%
mother
 
mother

25-30
2%
others
 
others
2%
teacher
 
teacher
6%
relative
 
relative
33%
friends
 
friends
1%
father
 
father
56%
mother
 
mother

31-34
3%
others
 
others
2%
teacher
 
teacher
4%
relative
 
relative
36%
friends
 
friends
1%
father
 
father
55%
mother
 
mother

35+
2%
others
 
others
4%
teacher
 
teacher
3%
relative
 
relative
27%
friends
 
friends
1%
father
 
father
62%
mother
 
mother
2%
Others
 
Others
2%
Teacher
 
Teacher
6%
Relative
 
Relative
34%
Friends
 
Friends
1%
Father
 
Father
55%
Mother
 
Mother

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