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Menstrual hygiene disposal: Flush toilet

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MHMDISPOSETOILET indicates whether the woman disposed of the sanitary materials she used during her last menstrual period in a flush toilet.

The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.


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  • Women age 15-49 who menstruated in the last 3 months, and who used disposable sanitary materials or did not wash and reuse any sanitary materials.


  • Burkina Faso: 2016
  • Ethiopia: 2017
  • Ghana: 2016
  • India: 2017
  • Indonesia: 2016
  • Kenya: 2016
  • Niger: 2016
  • Uganda: 2017