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The lack of effective reproductive health education and sanitary products are some of the key factors resulting in as many at 1 million girls in Kenya not going to school. Girls in Uganda have been found to miss up to eight days of school each term (11% of their total learning days each year) for the same reasons, and it has been estimated that 1/10 girls across the whole of Africa will miss school when they have their period.

The combination of this lack of access to information, need for sanitary pads and stigmatisation leaves young girls susceptible to disease, unplanned pregnancies, early marriage, and female genital mutilation, which can result in unnecessary dropout rates amongst teenage girls in school. To put it simply, adolescence can lead to the end of education for many girls around the world.

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Friday, May 26, 2017
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Will Sanderson
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Will Sanderson is Fundraising & Communications Coordinator at Medical Aid Films, London, UK.

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