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From: Tending the ‘monthly flower:’ a qualitative study of menstrual beliefs in Tigray, Ethiopia

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Menstrual hygiene kit distributed by the Dignity Period Project, consisting of 2 pairs of underwear and 4 re-usable menstrual pads. The pads have a waterproof backing; a soft, cotton absorbent lining; and they fasten over the crotch of a pair of underwear using a button. The pads are cleaned by soaking in water, hand-washing with soap, rinsing, and then air-drying in the sun. Ultraviolet radiation from direct sunlight has a bacteriocidal/bacteriostatic effect. Photo by the authors

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