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Better menstrual management options for adolescents needed in South Africa: What about the menstrual cup?

Mags Beksinska, Jennifer Smit, Ross Greener, Virginia Maphumulo, Zonke Mabude

Abstract


Providing forms of menstrual management to women and girls in need has been on the South African government’s agenda for the past 4 years. 


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Mags Beksinska, Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Durban, South Africa; Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Jennifer Smit, Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Durban, South Africa; Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Ross Greener, Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Durban, South Africa

Virginia Maphumulo, Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Durban, South Africa

Zonke Mabude, Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Durban, South Africa

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Keywords

Menstrual management

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(5):331. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9205

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-11-26
Date published: 2015-05-27

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