Community Attitudes toward Menstruation uses 3 items from the CARE Tipping Point Bangladesh baseline survey to capture elements of discussion of menstruation, shame and ostracism within the home.
1. Menstruation is a shameful and embarrassing situation for girls
2. One should not enter into the kitchen during menstruation because of unclean rituals
3. A mother can discuss menstruation with her daughter
Score of the scale ranges from 0 – 9, with higher score referring to negative attitudes.
Parvin, K., Nunna, T. T., Mamun, M. A., Talukder, A., Antu, J. F., Siddique, A. A., Kalra, S., Laterra, A., Sprinkel, A., Stefanik, L., & Naved, R. T. (2019). Tipping Point project: Report of the baseline study findings from Bangladesh. https://care.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Baseline-report_TP-_FINAL_March-30.pdf
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