Ideologies of sexuality, menstruation and risk: girls' experiences of puberty and schooling in northern Tanzania.

  title={Ideologies of sexuality, menstruation and risk: girls' experiences of puberty and schooling in northern Tanzania.},
  author={Marni Sommer},
  journal={Culture, health & sexuality},
  volume={11 4},
This paper examines girls' voiced experiences of menstruation, puberty and schooling in northern Tanzania. The study was conducted in Moshi and Rombo Districts of Kilimanjaro, a predominantly Chagga region with historically strong support for girls' education. The major question explored was how the onset of menses and puberty may be impacting on girls' school participation, given societal implications of pubertal onset and potentially gender discriminatory school environments. The methodology… CONTINUE READING

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