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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
2%
It is a sickness
 
It is a sickness
94%
A natural normal process
 
A natural normal process
4%
I don't know
 
I don't know

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

15-19
1%
It is a sickness
 
It is a sickness
94%
A natural normal process
 
A natural normal process
5%
I don't know
 
I don't know

20-24
2%
It is a sickness
 
It is a sickness
94%
A natural normal process
 
A natural normal process
4%
I don't know
 
I don't know

25-30
2%
It is a sickness
 
It is a sickness
95%
A natural normal process
 
A natural normal process
3%
I don't know
 
I don't know

31-34
1%
It is a sickness
 
It is a sickness
96%
A natural normal process
 
A natural normal process
2%
I don't know
 
I don't know

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

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

15-19
56%
Yes
 
Yes
44%
No
 
No

20-24
57%
Yes
 
Yes
43%
No
 
No

25-30
55%
Yes
 
Yes
45%
No
 
No

31-34
49%
Yes
 
Yes
51%
No
 
No

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

Male
0%
Mama
 
Mama
0%
Friend
 
Friend
0%
Relative
 
Relative
0%
Teacher
 
Teacher
0%
Media
 
Media
0%
Health worker
 
Health worker
0%
Others
 
Others
0-14
100%
Mama
 
Mama
0%
Friend
 
Friend
0%
Relative
 
Relative
0%
Teacher
 
Teacher
0%
Media
 
Media
0%
Health worker
 
Health worker
0%
Others
 
Others

15-19
47%
Mama
 
Mama
8%
Friend
 
Friend
1%
Relative
 
Relative
39%
Teacher
 
Teacher
1%
Media
 
Media
2%
Health worker
 
Health worker
2%
Others
 
Others

20-24
49%
Mama
 
Mama
7%
Friend
 
Friend
1%
Relative
 
Relative
40%
Teacher
 
Teacher
1%
Media
 
Media
2%
Health worker
 
Health worker
1%
Others
 
Others

25-30
48%
Mama
 
Mama
7%
Friend
 
Friend
1%
Relative
 
Relative
39%
Teacher
 
Teacher
1%
Media
 
Media
3%
Health worker
 
Health worker
2%
Others
 
Others

31-34
45%
Mama
 
Mama
12%
Friend
 
Friend
1%
Relative
 
Relative
31%
Teacher
 
Teacher
1%
Media
 
Media
5%
Health worker
 
Health worker
5%
Others
 
Others

35+
62%
Mama
 
Mama
7%
Friend
 
Friend
0%
Relative
 
Relative
27%
Teacher
 
Teacher
0%
Media
 
Media
2%
Health worker
 
Health worker
2%
Others
 
Others
49%
Mama
 
Mama
7%
Friend
 
Friend
1%
Relative
 
Relative
38%
Teacher
 
Teacher
1%
Media
 
Media
2%
Health worker
 
Health worker
2%
Others
 
Others
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
96%
Yes
 
Yes
4%
No
 
No

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

15-19
96%
Yes
 
Yes
4%
No
 
No

20-24
97%
Yes
 
Yes
3%
No
 
No

25-30
96%
Yes
 
Yes
4%
No
 
No

31-34
97%
Yes
 
Yes
3%
No
 
No

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

Male
0%
Mother
 
Mother
0%
Father
 
Father
0%
Friends
 
Friends
0%
Relative
 
Relative
0%
Teacher
 
Teacher
0%
Others
 
Others
0-14
100%
Mother
 
Mother
0%
Father
 
Father
0%
Friends
 
Friends
0%
Relative
 
Relative
0%
Teacher
 
Teacher
0%
Others
 
Others

15-19
55%
Mother
 
Mother
1%
Father
 
Father
36%
Friends
 
Friends
4%
Relative
 
Relative
4%
Teacher
 
Teacher
1%
Others
 
Others

20-24
55%
Mother
 
Mother
1%
Father
 
Father
34%
Friends
 
Friends
6%
Relative
 
Relative
2%
Teacher
 
Teacher
2%
Others
 
Others

25-30
56%
Mother
 
Mother
1%
Father
 
Father
33%
Friends
 
Friends
6%
Relative
 
Relative
2%
Teacher
 
Teacher
2%
Others
 
Others

31-34
55%
Mother
 
Mother
1%
Father
 
Father
36%
Friends
 
Friends
4%
Relative
 
Relative
2%
Teacher
 
Teacher
3%
Others
 
Others

35+
62%
Mother
 
Mother
1%
Father
 
Father
27%
Friends
 
Friends
3%
Relative
 
Relative
4%
Teacher
 
Teacher
2%
Others
 
Others
55%
Mother
 
Mother
1%
Father
 
Father
34%
Friends
 
Friends
6%
Relative
 
Relative
2%
Teacher
 
Teacher
2%
Others
 
Others

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