Even though half of the population menstruates, there are no existing policies supporting the creation and implementation of proper menstrual hygiene management conditions in Pakistan. According to research conducted on menstrual knowledge and practices of female adolescents in urban Karachi, less than 20% of girls surveyed understood that menstruation was a natural bodily function. In our society, menstruation is surrounded by stigma and misinformation. Inadequate MHM directly affects a female’s self-esteem, health, and education. As a result, the needs of women, especially in regards to sanitation, have never been brought to the forefront, and sadly, not all women have access to the tools they need to manage their menstrual cycles.
Following are the problems that are often associated with menstruation in Pakistan, as it is still considered as a taboo in the eyes of the majority of the population and is treated as something inappropriate and humiliated:
Following are the solutions and the steps that should be carried out by the responsible institutions in this regard and the influential officials and other people in the society so that it can help the females to well equip themselves and facilitate themselves with better hygiene conditions: