In India, menstruation is a silenced subject. This means many girls and women don’t have enough information to live healthy lives while menstruating. To break this taboo, Simavi, Bihar Voluntary Health Association, NextGen eSolutions and Butterfly Works developed an mHealth application.
The app provides practical information on menstruation and answer basic questions as; what is menstruation? Why do women menstruate? Can I cook or go to school when menstruating? The mHealth tool also provides information on how to use menstrual products, how much they cost and where to buy them, as well as map health services in the area. The app is mainly targeted at girls and women, but also caters for men who want to support their wives, daughters and mothers, but do not know enough about menstruation to support them.
This mHealth application is part of the programme ‘Making Periods Normal’ which is funded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery and implemented by Simavi, Rutgers, Women on Wings and their local partner organizations.
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Partner: Simavi, Bihar Voluntary Health Association
Concept: Butterfly Works