Thursday, November 24, 2016


The coverage of safe and accessible sanitation in India is still in deplorable state. The disparities run across regions, religions and castes. However, the one strata of the society, that is at the brunt of this affliction is the Women of India. Lack of access to sanitation leads not only to a plethora of diseases and health implications but also serious social and psychological stress among women.
During the course of sanitation activities like defecation and urination and included carrying water, washing, bathing, menstrual management, and changing clothes, women encounter three kinds of stressors namely, environmental, social, and sexual, the intensity of which was modified by the woman's life stage, living environment, and access to sanitation facilities.

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