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Period Poverty in context of women on road: A study in New Delhi

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posted on 2020-04-21, 23:18 authored by Sasmita SwainSasmita Swain, Rituparna Dey

Present research article aims at examining the concept of “Period Poverty” with special reference to women living on road and proposing possible interventions for improving condition. A qualitative research study was carried out in Delhi. In-depth interview of various stakeholders i.e.; women on road, gynaecologist, and NGO members were taken using semi structured interview guides. The responses were transcribed verbatim. Field notes of the group and individual interviews were also taken. The data was analysed using the Rigorous and accelerated data Reduction (RADaR) technique. The findings indicate women on road faces the issues of privacy, lack of toilets and water, security, lack of scientific knowledge, and adoption of unhygienic menstrual materials. Based on the responses of various stake holders an intervention model is suggested.


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  • Higher Education Researcher

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences

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