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Initiative Description:The trial had three levels of treatment: provision of sanitary pads with puberty education; puberty education alone; or control (no pads or education).

Study Results:After 3 months, providing pads with education significantly improved school attendance among participants. The total improvement through pads with education intervention after 5 months was a 9% increase in attendance. After 3 months, providing pads with education significantly improved attendance among participants.

Reference: Montgomery, P., Ryus, C. R., Dolan, C. S., Dopson, S., & Scott, L. M. (2012). Sanitary Pad Interventions for Girls’ Education in Ghana: A Pilot Study. Plos ONE, 7(10), 1-7. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048274

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good