Our team undertakes rigorous research to improve services to support menstrual health. 
  • Learn about and download validated tools to measure menstrual practices, experiences, and needs here.
  • Discover our global portfolio of menstrual health research here.
  • Meet the Menstrual health evidence team here.
  • Our latest work is featured below.
Menstrual Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in relation to the menstrual cycle.
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AMEHC Protocol Paper

Protocol for the Adolescent Menstrual Experiences and Health Cohort (AMEHC) Study in Khulna, Bangladesh: Quantifying the influence of menstrual health on adolescent girls’ health and education outcomes.

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Regional Review Webinar

Watch our webinar recording from the Menstrual Health in East Asia and Pacific Regional Progress Review.
Burnet Institute, WaterAid & UNICEF.

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East Asia and Pacific Regional Report

An updated review of progress towards supporting menstrual health in the East Asia and Pacific region from 2016 to 2022.

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Menstrual Health Measurement

Here we share validated survey measures that you can use to capture menstrual practices, experiences, and needs in your work. We also share insights and guidance for measurement in menstrual health research and practice.

Menstrual Health Measures

Learn about the Menstrual Practice Needs Scale (MPNS), the Menstrual Practices Questionnaire (MPQ), using measures in your work, and more work from our team on measurement in menstrual health research.

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The links below will take you to the downloads for the Menstrual Practice Needs Scale (MPNS) and the Menstrual Practice Questionnaire (MPQ).

Find out more about our menstrual health research projects and collaborations.

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Adolescent Menstrual Experience and Health Cohort (AMEHC) in Bangladesh

We are describing the ways girls' menstrual experiences change throughout adolescence, and quantifying how menstrual health impacts their health and education outcomes using a longitudinal cohort study following 2000 girls in Khulna, Bangladesh.
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Accelerating Menstrual Health in the East Asia and the Pacific (MH EAP)

In partnership with UNICEF EAPRO and WaterAid, we aim to provide menstrual health resources, guidance and facilitate collaboration to support governments, local organizations and donors to deliver integrated and comprehensive sustainable menstrual health services.
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Menstrual Health in Australia (MH AUS)

In Australia, our research aims to improve informed menstrual product choice, evaluate the effectiveness of government policies to reduce menstrual product insecurity and understand how to improve the menstrual health of marginalized groups.