Subject: Reproductive health > Adolescent health
- Menstrual Hygiene Management Messaging Framework
Menstruation is a basic biological process for girls and women, yet many in India face challenges with managing menstruation, largely due to taboos and restrictions, including the availability and affordability of menstrual hygiene products and systems for safe disposal. This messaging framework provides overarching themes and talking points on menstrual hygiene management for most audiences. They put spokespersons and advocates on common ground so individuals and groups can echo and reinforce each other through their advocacy and outreach efforts.
Publication date: October 2017
- Pushing the Boundaries on the Menstrual Health Management Dialogue
The series covers the three menstrual health themes—normalizing taboos, menstrual hygiene products (access, affordability, and appropriateness), and disposal systems and access to infrastructure in the Indian context.
Publication date: May 2017
- Girls’ and Women’s Right to Menstrual Health: Evidence and Opportunities
This issue of Outlook establishes menstrual health as a sexual and reproductive health and rights issue; presents the obstacles to and the consequences of not promoting and protecting menstrual health; and highlights opportunities to improve menstrual health in low-resource settings.
Author: Keith B
Publication date: February 2016
Part of series: Outlook
- PATH in Kenya
This brochure provides of an overview of PATH’s work in Kenya. It describes how PATH combines our broad experience and expertise in Kenya with our global innovation platforms to combat HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and other threats; root out stigma and gender-based violence; help mothers and children thrive; and improve women’s, adolescent, and reproductive health.
Publication date: January 2016
Part of series: Country brochures
- The Case for Menstrual Health: PATH Works to Build Awareness, Commitment, and Access to Improved Menstrual Care
This fact sheet describes PATH’s work with partners and countries to address and improve menstrual health in low-resource settings by identifying affordable and appropriate menstrual care products, increasing education and awareness, and advocating for further investment.
Publication date: November 2015
- The Case for Investing in Research to Increase Access to and Use of Contraception Among Adolescents
This 80-page report highlights why governments and donors should invest now in research to help determine and implement the most effective and efficient ways to enable adolescents to access and use contraception. The long-term economic and health benefits of increasing access will far outweigh the costs.
Author: Greene M.E., Merrick T
Publication date: August 2015
- Policy Brief on the Case for Investing in Research to Increase Access to and use of Contraception Among Adolescents
This document outlines why governments and donors should invest now in research to help determine and implement the most effective and efficient ways to enable adolescents to access and use contraception. It summarizes the findings of a longer technical report.
Publication date: March 2015
- Addressing Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in a Complex World: Outlook 30th Anniversary Issue
Adolescents and their sexual and reproductive health needs are in the global health spotlight. This issue of Outlook provides an overview of the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents, gives examples of different approaches to addressing those needs, and highlights some of the most intractable challenges.
Author: Wells E
Publication date: December 2013
Part of series: Outlook
- Interactions Between Menstrual Hygiene Management and Sanitation Systems: Landscape Analysis of Menstrual Hygiene Products and a Waste-Loading Model
This poster, presented at the 2013 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy on October 14–18, 2013, provides an overview of PATH's research in South Africa and India on the impact of menstrual hygiene products and practices on multiple sanitation systems and the impact of the sanitation systems on the menstrual hygiene management experiences, product choices, and practices of women and adolescent girls.
Author: Wilmouth R, Muller N, Truyens C, Hoppenjans L, Sommer M, Adelman S, Hoffmann V
Publication date: October 2013
- Menstrual Management and Sanitation Systems: Findings From Two Case Studies in South Africa and India
A forthcoming PATH report, Menstrual Management and Sanitation Systems, includes the appendices found here. Appendix 2 is a landscape analysis of menstrual hygiene products available in South Africa and India and their attributes, presented in table format; Appendix 4 presents qualitative data from hybrid sanitary pad research in India; and Appendix 8 offers key lessons regarding menstrual hygiene and sanitation systems educational messaging for women, sanitation workers, and country- and community-level decision-makers.
Publication date: August 2013
- Menstrual Hygiene Management in Communal Sanitation Facilities: Recommendations to eThekwini Municipality
This presentation, given at the 36th Water, Engineering and Development Centre International Conference in Nakuru, Kenya, July 1–5, 2013, provides an overview of PATH's findings and recommendations regarding waste management practices and perceptions in communal sanitation facilities.
Author: Wilmouth R, Truyens C, Buckley C, Turnberg W, Daniell W
Publication date: July 2013
- Addressing Gender and Gender-Based Violence to Improve Health
This fact sheet highlights PATH's gender work.
Publication date: July 2012
- Evaluation Summary: Changing Gender Norms Among Young Men and Reducing Violence in Chongqing, China
This evaluation summary outlines the methodology and key findings of the Nike Foundation–funded Breaking Gender Barriers project with male factory workers and vocational students in Chongqing, China.
Publication date: June 2012
- New and Underused Reproductive Health Technologies
The Caucus on New and Underused Reproductive Health Technologies is a community of practice established under the auspices of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, for which PATH serves as Secretariat. Caucus members developed this series of peer-reviewed briefs on underused reproductive health technologies. Responsibility for the selection and contents of the briefs rests solely with the Caucus and does not imply endorsement of any single technology by the Coalition or its wider membership. The briefs are available in one combined file as well as separately. For more information on the Caucus, please visit http://rhsupplies.org/index.php?id=894 or contact email@example.com.
Publication date: May 2012
- Evaluation Summary: Changing Gender Norms of Kenyan Scouts
PATH led the implementation and evaluation of a merit-based educational program aimed at changing inequitable gender norms among Kenyan boy and girl scouts in Coast Province in order to decrease the risk of HIV infection and gender-based violence among participants.
Publication date: January 2012
- APHIA II Western Project: Best Practices and Promising Interventions
This report is a review of the USAID-funded AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA II Western) Project, which operated at the provincial level in Western Kenya from December 2006 to December 2010. The project focused primarily on increasing the use of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis health services, the adoption of healthier behaviors, the promotion of family planning and reproductive health services, and maternal and child health. The report is available as one large file or several smaller files.
Publication date: March 2011
- Breaking Gender Barriers in Kenya: Discussion Guide for Supporters and Actors of Gender Equity (SAGE) Groups
This guide was designed to be used by trained facilitators to provide gender-related discussion topics for community groups through Supporters and Advocates of Gender Equity (SAGE) teams. Working in partnership with the Kenya Scouts Association, PATH used existing networks of scout leaders, scouts, and community groups in target communities to address gender norms through a combination of dialogue groups, scouting activities, and theater. The activities were intended to help change negative gender attitudes and behaviors.
Publication date: September 2010
- Gender and Health Project With Young Men in Chongqing, China: Facilitator Manual
The Gender and Health Project With Young Men curriculum provides instructions for facilitating participatory and interactive discussions with young people on issues related to changing gender norms to be more gender equitable. The curriculum includes eight sessions: gender and power (two sessions), sexuality, men and health, healthy relationships, HIV/AIDS and condom use, gender roles and fatherhood, and violence.
Publication date: May 2010
- Breaking Gender Barriers, Kenya Scouts Activity Packs 1 and 2
The Breaking Gender Barriers project in Kenya used several behavior change interventions, including activity packs, to provide information and build the skills of young people. These activity packs were important tools for engaging scouts in in-depth and interactive discussions with scout leaders, their peers, and parents/guardians around the issues of values, gender, gender-based violence, life skills, and healthy relationships.
Publication date: April 2010
- The Border (Vol. 1)
This comic series is a joint initiative of two PATH projects, Scouting for Solutions and APHIA II Western. The comic book is designed to foster positive attitudes and perspectives that will help youth consider the quality of relationships they make, and make safe sexual choices to prevent HIV and AIDS and early pregnancy, fight gender discrimination and violence, and encourage involvement of parents in the lives of their children.
Publication date: 2010
Part of series: The Border