Life Course Approach for Exploring the Impact of Sanitation Access and Menstrual Hygiene Management on Psychosocial Stress, Behaviour and Health among Girls and Women in Odisha

This presentation provides an overview of a joint study between the Asian Institute of Public Health, Emory University, and LSHTM which is seeking to describe how poor WASH conditions impact the hygiene and sanitation practicesof Indian girls and women (14-45 years) during specific life-course experiences and investigate whether behaviours and conditions influence mental, physical and reproductive health. The presentation was delivered at the SHARE-WSSCC convened International Sanitation and Gender Workshop held in Delhi, 9-10th December 2013.

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