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Building Evidence, Strengthening Systems, and Advocating for Integrated Menstrual Health Solutions

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Uninhibited is a women led,

women centred organisation working in India

At Uninhibited, we believe

Empowering adolescents with body literacy to track their menstrual cycles and understand their bodies helps them seek timely healthcare.

Strengthening government systems to provide responsive healthcare and creating safe spaces for adolescents to address menstrual health and other concerns improves their confidence, control over their bodies, and overall health.

Advocacy and ecosystem enabling to integrate menstrual health as a critical component of existing adolescent, SRH, and other intersectional health interventions will lead to better investment opportunities and greater impact.

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Our Grassroots Work

Why we do
what we do?

After a decade of working with nearly half a million women and girls, especially in rural and marginalised communities, we've realised that the majority of focus within menstrual health and hygiene is on the hygiene component.

The critical health aspects—such as menstrual irregularities, menstrual health conditions, the impact of menstrual health on mental health/adolescent health, and the link between major health concerns like anaemia, PCOS/PCOD, teenage pregnancies, and menstrual irregularities—

 

are often ignored.

We are here to build that evidence, influence government systems to adopt integrated solutions, and enable the global ecosystem to look at menstrual health more comprehensively.

1 out of 4

number of women/girls with menstrual irregularities

89%

of  menstrual irregularities going undiagnosed

From Hello Saathi Analysis

83%

of different health concerns  stand out

Our Approach

How we do what we do?

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Menstrual education in schools via Government Front Line Workers

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MSRH helpline with free doctor consultations online, in 5 languages + Technical advisory for government telemedicine helpline

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Capacity building local healthcare systems to be responsive to adolescent health and needs

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Data-based advocacy to address WASH infrastructure and healthcare system gaps

Our Ecosystem Work

We lead the global menstrual health platform :

Menstrual Health Hub, a network of 910 organisations

from 146 countries.

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Fireside Chats

The Fireside Chats are a series of webinars hosted by The Global Menstrual Collective (GMC) and Menstrual Health Hub/Uninhibited to learn from a vibrant community of Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) networks across regions and countries.

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MH Memo

The Menstrual memo is a monthly newsletter intended to inspire and inform the global MH/FH community. In an upbeat and forward-thinking tone, the Memo delivers news, victories, events, job opportunities, new research, policy advancements, educational approaches, new innovations and more!

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MIRA

MIRA is an AI chatbot aiming to democratise existing menstrual health information, research, and insights to facilitate the adoption of evidence based approaches by practitioners, researchers, policy makers and funders.

We use existing knowledge and expertise on menstrual health to provide digestible and relevant information through an interactive and user-friendly interface

Our progress with work in India

Since our inception in 2014, we have expanded across India
reaching
400,000 adolescent and adult menstruators

401,440

Adolescent and Adult Menstruators

22

Districts

10

States

700+

Community Influencers

46

Period Fellows

Our Dream 2024-27 for the work we do
in India

1.6 million adolescent girls taking their health and well-being into their own hands for a better today and a brighter tomorrow!

Give a Little, Change a Lot!

Our Awards

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Sukhibhava Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable trust registered in Bengaluru, India. Reg. No. MLS-4-00014-2016-18

Sukhibhava Foundation: 288, 1ST ‘A’ CROSS, RMV 2ND STAGE, NAGASHETTY HALLI, BENGALURU 560094

Gramin Vikas Samiti, a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. Gramin Vikas Samiti: 504/1, Bhimgarh Kheri, Part-II, Gurgaon Pin 122001
Uninhibited USA. Inc, a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN: 88-2081837) registered in New York

*inclusive of non-binary, trans, and people who menstruate

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