Current Status in India: Adolescent Girls and Menstruation

100% - Had no discussion on the process of menstruation

90% - Were unaware of the importance of washing menstrual cloth

87% - Used old cloth as menstrual absorbent

86% - Were completely unprepared

79% - Had low self-confidence

64% - Felt scared

60% - Girls miss school

47% - Mothers didn't agree with girls knowing before

44% - Felt embarrassed & humiliated over restrictions

33% - 'Never' washed cloth before