Menstrual Hygiene is vital to the empowerment and well-being of women and girls worldwide. It is about more than just access to sanitary pads and appropriate toilets – though those are important. It is also about ensuring women and girls live in an environment that values and supports their ability to manage their menstruation with dignity.
Lack of education about menstruation is one of the many barriers to achieving adequate menstrual hygiene worldwide. The guidelines include adding menstrual health education for girls and boys in primary schools. This is the first change in the sex and relationship education guidelines.
Testosterone is a hormone found in humans, as well as in other animals. The testicles primarily make testosterone in men. Women’s ovaries also make testosterone, though in much smaller amounts. The production of testosterone starts to increase significantly during puberty, and begins to dip after age 30 or so.