Health Workers Stigmatizing Girls With Menstrual Problems
Health workers have been put on the spot over their stigmatization of young girls facing complications when having their periods.
Nelly Lukule from Hope In Action Network says girls suffering from infections that result into poor hygiene during menstruation are being denied tratment in local health centers over allegations of promiscuity.
Lukule says most of these girls from the slums lack basic education on menstruation as well as sanitary towels for their monthly periods.
Lukule says this stigma has made many girls shy away from seeking help in case of such emergencies.