MENGA Research Presented to the Public

On March 26, 2024, the results of the research titled “How much does it cost and how much does it hurt: Social decoding of menstruation at universities in BIH” were presented to the public and university representatives as part of the MENGA project. This publication represents the outcome of a five-month study conducted at eight public universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, involving female students and faculty members. The MENGA research marks the first of its kind conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Representatives of the University of Sarajevo emphasized how the results of this research demonstrate the real situation of the lack of basic necessities at faculties, as well as the importance of launching new campaigns aimed at educating both students and faculty members about reproductive health with a focus on menstrual health.

The MENGA research aimed to find answers to the question of how much menstruation costs and how it affects the lives of female students and staff at universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The results of this research illustrate various aspects of menstrual health and its perception in society. The publication provides a deep insight into the problem of menstrual poverty, which still exists in our society. Through detailed analysis and interpretation, the researchers have emphasized the importance of raising awareness about this issue and have offered specific recommendations for improvement.

The publication is available at the following link: https://unigerc.unsa.ba/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/01-MENGA-izvjestaj-WEB.pdf