Experience of Students in the Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools: A Scoping Review

Menik Mutiarini, Rosmita Nuzuliana


Aisyiyah University Yogyakarta



Background: The implementation of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for students in schools in the context of developing countries still faces many multifactorial obstacles. This scoping review aims to reveal various experiences of students related to the implementation of menstrual hygiene management in schools.

Subjects and Method: This was a scoping review using the framework from Arksey and O’Malley. This review was conducted by searching for articles published from 2009 to 2019 from databases including PubMed, EBSCO, Science Direct, Willey and Google Scholar databases. The Inclusion criteria were articles in English, primary research and articles in peer review journals. The data were reported by PRISMA flow diagram.

Results: There were 9 articles selected from 263 articles that went through the identification process. It was found that students’ experiences in implementing menstrual hygiene management in school to several important points, namely the lack of access to information about menstrual hygiene management in schools, poor implementation related to the lack of school sanitation infrastructure, social, economic, and cultural problems.

Conclusion: Many challenges faced by students in fulfilling their menstrual health rights in schools have resulted in various bad experiences for school students in developing countries.

Keywords: School Girls, School, Menstrual Hygiene Management, Developing Countries

Correspondence: Menik Mutiarini. Aisyiyah University Yogyakarta. Jl. Siliwangi, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Email: menik82mutiarini@gmail.com. Mobile: 082223019842

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the7thicph.02.15

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