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EXAMINING THE ACCEPTABILITY THE COULDYOU? MENSTRUAL CUP: A CASE OF INHAMBANE AND MAPUTO PROVINCES

Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2021    |    PP. 448-461    |PDF (186 K)|    Pub. Date: October 7, 2021
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Author(s)
Christine Garde, CouldYou?
Kofi Kyeremateng Nyanteng, CouldYou?
Claudia Nyarko Mensah, Department of Management Education, Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, Kumasi, Ghana.

Abstract
The CouldYou?Girls Health Initiative is sustainably addressing the Menstrual Health Management of rural women and girls in Africa. This initiative was extended to some Inhambane and Maputo provinces in Mozambique. Menstrual cups were distributed to three hundred and fifty-two (352) school girls. This comparative study therefore examined the acceptability based on; willingness to use, convince of use and like or dislike for the menstrual cups. A baseline survey was conducted in June 2019 and a follow up survey done in November 2019 to January 2020. Findings revealed that 309(72.2%) out of 100% of the girls who received the cups reported using them. 261(74.1%) strongly agreed the cup was convenience to use, 77(21.9%) only agreed they were convenient to use and 14(4.0%) had a neutral stance. In Maputo and Inhambane 138(75.0%) and 148(88.1%) respectively liked the cup very well. 140(76.7%) reported they were very willing to use them. In both provinces, 60(17.3%) were willing, 7(2.0%) were neutral and 14(4.0%) were unwilling to use them. Findings reflected that the CouldYou?Cup initiative was successful. The girls had accepted the cup in spite of the few challenges some of the beneficiaries encountered.

Keywords
Menstrual cup; Acceptability; CouldYou?Cup; Intervention; Sanitary pads; Tampons

Cite this paper
Christine Garde, Kofi Kyeremateng Nyanteng, Claudia Nyarko Mensah, EXAMINING THE ACCEPTABILITY THE COULDYOU? MENSTRUAL CUP: A CASE OF INHAMBANE AND MAPUTO PROVINCES, SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine. Vol. 6 , No. 6 , 2021 , pp. 448 - 461 .

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