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Table 2 Major and sub-themes that emerged from the data on the challenges girls face in practicing menstrual hygiene in rural schools

From: Menstrual hygiene management in rural schools of Zambia: a descriptive study of knowledge, experiences and challenges faced by schoolgirls

Major themes Sub-themes
Knowledge on menstruation and MHM Facts
Local understandings of menstruation
Menstrual materials Access
Absorbency
Availability in schools
School water, sanitation and hygiene facilities Water and soap
Privacy
Cleanliness
School attendance and menstruation Menstrual accidents at school
Girls’ behaviour during menstruation
Cultural views on school attendance during menstruation