Today I’m talking to Sabrina Rubli, founder and executive director of Femme International, about menstrual health management in East Africa, and smashing stigma at home and abroad.
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What we discussed:
- How Femme International started as a pilot-project in college
- Why Femme takes an education-based approach instead of just handing out menstrual products
- The benefits of reusable menstrual products in East Africa
- How missing school because of menstruation affects girls
- The importance of educating boys and the community at large plays in Femme International’s work
- How menstruation unites women and talking about it opens up a safe space for girls to ask other questions about sex, reproductive health, assault and other important topics
- The menstrual myths we tell ourselves in North America
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Resources mentioned in this episode:
Heavy Flow Episode 14 – Breaking down India’s period taboos with Aditi Gupta
The Period Purse
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