International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 12, Part C (2019)
Situation of male involvement in menstrual hygiene management in Kailali district, Nepal
Prayag Raj Joshi
Menstruation is a biological event that is often surrounded by secrecy and stigma that cause humiliation in girls. A key element behind this situation is the attitude of males towards menstruation as they can play a crucial role in maintaining menstruation hygiene management, but the role of men in supporting menstrual hygiene has been lacking. Thus, this study was carried out to assess the situation of male involvement in menstrual hygiene management. This was a qualitative study. Participants were selected using purposive sampling method. Data was collected by using phenomenology approach. In-depth interviews (IDIs) were conducted with 4 married males of different professional background in Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan city of Kailali district. Verbal informed consent was taken from every selected subject as an ethical approval. Basically, discussion was held under 2 themes: Male attitude towards menstruation /MHM, Situation of male involvement in MHM and Measures to abolish this practice. Respondents were aware and convinced about MHM but situation of involvement was not satisfactory. Thus, a large scale research among male attitude is needed to explore the real situation male involvement so that male will be more responsible and female will be empowered.
How to cite this article:
Prayag Raj Joshi. Situation of male involvement in menstrual hygiene management in Kailali district, Nepal. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(12): 142-145.