Red Flag: Inadequate Sanitary Care Derails the Transition to Secondary School in Africa

Linda Scott, Oxford University, UK
Retaining girls in school is key to fighting poverty. Yet drops in female enrollment after puberty remain dramatic and intractable. Three studies reported here, in east and west Africa, suggest material conditions surrounding menstruation push girls into early motherhood even when they wish to continue their education.
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Linda Scott (2012) ,"Red Flag: Inadequate Sanitary Care Derails the Transition to Secondary School in Africa", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep G├╝rhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 18-21.