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Adolescence is an age group between the 10-19 years among human; a period of transition and marked as time of onset of puberty. This stage is characterized by biological changes and an indicator of reproductive health. In the recent past, many programs have been launched by Government of India on Menstrual Health Management (MHM) to increase the awareness among the young girls and women. Although, considerable steps have been taken by Government of India since 1997 through the Reproductive and Child Health Program (RCH) but, it was not target-based. Reproductive and Child Health Program scheme could not completely address the programs so it was strengthened through the National Health Mission (NHM) launched by central government of India in 2005; where females were made aware about the menstrual hygiene through Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA). Similar schemes have beenproposed by state government in their territories. This paper focus on existing MHM practices across India and elucidating various steps taken by central and state governments of India. It is a descriptive study based on secondary data review. The study concludes about existence of several facilities of MHM. This study would be helpful for researchers, academicians, NGO’s, policy makers as it providesinsights about government policies and practices related to menstrual health management.


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