EDUCATION
Menstrual Hygiene Day, an annual awareness day on May 28 poll to Male U-Reporters
8 questions polled on this topic
96% response rate
4,967 responded out of 5,152 polled
May 21. 2018
Do you think menstrual health is an issue that concern men?
May 21. 2018
As a Zimbabwean male, are you comfortable discussing menstruation openly?
May 21. 2018
Would you get into a supermarket and buy pads for your sister or friend?
May 21. 2018
Do you think sanitary wear should be given for free for women?
May 21. 2018
Do you think period pain is real or girls look for attention?
May 21. 2018
It has been reported boys laugh at girls during their mensuration period, why?
May 21. 2018
Why is it not possible for you to buy pads from a supermarket?
May 21. 2018
Why are you not comfortable talking about it

POLL RESULTS

MAY 21. 2018
Do you think menstrual health is an issue that concern men?
4,967 responded out of 5,152 polled
Female
42%
No menstrual health does not concern
 
No menstrual health does not concern
58%
Yes menstrual health concerns men
 
Yes menstrual health concerns men

Male
25%
No menstrual health does not concern
 
No menstrual health does not concern
75%
Yes menstrual health concerns men
 
Yes menstrual health concerns men
0-14
33%
no menstrual health does not concern
 
no menstrual health does not concern
67%
yes menstrual health concerns men
 
yes menstrual health concerns men

15-19
36%
no menstrual health does not concern
 
no menstrual health does not concern
64%
yes menstrual health concerns men
 
yes menstrual health concerns men

20-24
31%
no menstrual health does not concern
 
no menstrual health does not concern
69%
yes menstrual health concerns men
 
yes menstrual health concerns men

25-30
22%
no menstrual health does not concern
 
no menstrual health does not concern
78%
yes menstrual health concerns men
 
yes menstrual health concerns men

31-34
18%
no menstrual health does not concern
 
no menstrual health does not concern
82%
yes menstrual health concerns men
 
yes menstrual health concerns men

35+
19%
no menstrual health does not concern
 
no menstrual health does not concern
81%
yes menstrual health concerns men
 
yes menstrual health concerns men
25%
No menstrual health does not concern
 
No menstrual health does not concern
75%
Yes menstrual health concerns men
 
Yes menstrual health concerns men
MAY 21. 2018
As a Zimbabwean male, are you comfortable discussing menstruation openly?
6,058 responded out of 28,734 polled
Female
11%
No
 
No
89%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
6%
No
 
No
94%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
4%
no
 
no
96%
yes
 
yes

15-19
9%
no
 
no
91%
yes
 
yes

20-24
7%
no
 
no
93%
yes
 
yes

25-30
5%
no
 
no
95%
yes
 
yes

31-34
6%
no
 
no
94%
yes
 
yes

35+
7%
no
 
no
93%
yes
 
yes
6%
No
 
No
94%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 21. 2018
Would you get into a supermarket and buy pads for your sister or friend?
5,707 responded out of 5,993 polled
Female
12%
No
 
No
88%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
9%
No
 
No
91%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
23%
no
 
no
77%
yes
 
yes

15-19
15%
no
 
no
85%
yes
 
yes

20-24
11%
no
 
no
89%
yes
 
yes

25-30
7%
no
 
no
93%
yes
 
yes

31-34
7%
no
 
no
93%
yes
 
yes

35+
9%
no
 
no
91%
yes
 
yes
9%
No
 
No
91%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 21. 2018
Do you think sanitary wear should be given for free for women?
5,465 responded out of 5,647 polled
Female
14%
No
 
No
86%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
7%
No
 
No
93%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
14%
no
 
no
86%
yes
 
yes

15-19
13%
no
 
no
87%
yes
 
yes

20-24
9%
no
 
no
91%
yes
 
yes

25-30
7%
no
 
no
93%
yes
 
yes

31-34
6%
no
 
no
94%
yes
 
yes

35+
6%
no
 
no
94%
yes
 
yes
7%
No
 
No
93%
Yes
 
Yes
MAY 21. 2018
Do you think period pain is real or girls look for attention?
5,152 responded out of 5,405 polled
Female
14%
No girls look for attention
 
No girls look for attention
86%
Yes period pain is real
 
Yes period pain is real

Male
8%
No girls look for attention
 
No girls look for attention
92%
Yes period pain is real
 
Yes period pain is real
0-14
19%
no girls look for attention
 
no girls look for attention
81%
yes period pain is real
 
yes period pain is real

15-19
19%
no girls look for attention
 
no girls look for attention
81%
yes period pain is real
 
yes period pain is real

20-24
10%
no girls look for attention
 
no girls look for attention
90%
yes period pain is real
 
yes period pain is real

25-30
5%
no girls look for attention
 
no girls look for attention
95%
yes period pain is real
 
yes period pain is real

31-34
7%
no girls look for attention
 
no girls look for attention
93%
yes period pain is real
 
yes period pain is real

35+
7%
no girls look for attention
 
no girls look for attention
93%
yes period pain is real
 
yes period pain is real
8%
No girls look for attention
 
No girls look for attention
92%
Yes period pain is real
 
Yes period pain is real
MAY 21. 2018
It has been reported boys laugh at girls during their mensuration period, why?
4,474 responded out of 4,803 polled
boys
girls
laugh
lack
think
knowledge
know
understand
don
will
dont
funny
cycle
just
kuti
ignorance
mensuration
girl
vanenge
period
menstruation
vakomana
kusaziva
women
menstrual
understanding
normal
need
education
blood
educated
natural
yes
health
vanoseka
fun
vasikana
issue
nature
kana
immaturity
something
time
nekuti
young
take
laughing
thing
due
part
MAY 21. 2018
Why is it not possible for you to buy pads from a supermarket?
466 responded out of 526 polled
shy
buy
pads
can
feel
possible
don
just
sister
will
money
hanzvadzi
give
comfortable
know
man
wangu
im
kuti
people
women
asi
dont
girlfriend
mari
musikana
never
think
private
shyness
wife
yes
buying
supermarket
boy
go
kutengera
kwete
nekuti
one
thing
want
impossible
like
taboo
use
used
yangu
cant
didn
MAY 21. 2018
Why are you not comfortable talking about it
325 responded out of 390 polled
feel
women
shy
don
just
know
yes
like
private
kutaura
talk
girls
culture
man
men
taboo
comfortable
discuss
dont
male
iam
issue
kuti
much
nekuti
nezvazvo
talking
handina
idea
issues
ndinonyara
zvinhu
boys
cause
culturally
kana
kunyara
pajekerere
something
topic
woman
boy
can
discussed
discussing
discussion
fear
god
im
now

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