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Tessa Bardsley, Victoria University of Wellington

Tessa’s Research Topic: “Understanding the impact of a Menstrual Health Management programme on the Thai-Myanmar border”

“I recently returned from Thailand, where I was researching the impact of an NGO programme that provides reusable menstrual pads and menstrual health education to women and girls in the conflict-affected areas on the border between Thailand and Myanmar. This photo shows young medic students – both guys and girls – really getting into their training of teaching the menstrual and sexual health content. Research shows that men’s involvement in menstrual health education reduces stigma which is the root cause of many of the problems within menstrual health. Stigma-free access to menstrual products and corresponding education equals better mobility, school attendance and agency for women and girls.”

Tessa Bardsley, Master of Development Studies
September 2019

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