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The Experience of Menstruation at School: A Study with High School Girls in the Northern Côte D’Ivoire

Euloge Zagocky Guehi ; School of Sociology/Anthropology, Peleforo Gon Coulibaly University of Korhogo, Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire
Kouamé Marius Secredou ; Educational Research Network for West and central Africa, ERNWACA/ROCARE, Côte d’Ivoire

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APA 6th Edition
Guehi, E.Z. & Secredou, K.M. (2019). The Experience of Menstruation at School: A Study with High School Girls in the Northern Côte D’Ivoire. Collegium antropologicum, 43 (3), 183-190. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/235119
MLA 8th Edition
Guehi, Euloge Zagocky and Kouamé Marius Secredou. "The Experience of Menstruation at School: A Study with High School Girls in the Northern Côte D’Ivoire." Collegium antropologicum, vol. 43, no. 3, 2019, pp. 183-190. https://hrcak.srce.hr/235119. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Guehi, Euloge Zagocky and Kouamé Marius Secredou. "The Experience of Menstruation at School: A Study with High School Girls in the Northern Côte D’Ivoire." Collegium antropologicum 43, no. 3 (2019): 183-190. https://hrcak.srce.hr/235119
Harvard
Guehi, E.Z., and Secredou, K.M. (2019). 'The Experience of Menstruation at School: A Study with High School Girls in the Northern Côte D’Ivoire', Collegium antropologicum, 43(3), pp. 183-190. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/235119 (Accessed 28 September 2020)
Vancouver
Guehi EZ, Secredou KM. The Experience of Menstruation at School: A Study with High School Girls in the Northern Côte D’Ivoire. Collegium antropologicum [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2020 September 28];43(3):183-190. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/235119
IEEE
E.Z. Guehi and K.M. Secredou, "The Experience of Menstruation at School: A Study with High School Girls in the Northern Côte D’Ivoire", Collegium antropologicum, vol.43, no. 3, pp. 183-190, 2019. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/235119. [Accessed: 28 September 2020]

Abstracts
Menstruation is increasingly cited as one of the leading causes of girls' absenteeism in African junior and senior high schools. In Côte d'Ivoire there is currently no public policy mentioning menstruation and there are still significant gaps in the knowledge and understanding of the experience of menstruation in school. This study pursues two complementary objectives: To understand the extent of the personal, interpersonal, biological, environmental and societal challenges that girls face during menstruation in junior and senior high schools of Korhogo and also to identify the specific educational impacts of menstruation. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected through life stories, individual interviews and focus-groups with 672 willing menstruated girls in the 18 junior and senior high schools in the city of Korhogo to which were added direct observations during the month of April 2018. The results show a lack of psycho-social and medical support within the institutions during menstruation. They also highlight a failure of sanitary infrastructure, difficult access to water in school toilets and the existence of negative perceptions of menstruation. Finally, every girl has missed at least one day of school in the last three months because of their periods.

Keywords
menstruation; beliefs; impact; school; Côte d’Ivoire

Hrčak ID: 235119

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/235119

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