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Table 2 Final thematic framework

From: A qualitative understanding of the effects of reusable sanitary pads and puberty education: implications for future research and practice

Final thematic framework
Theme Sub-theme
Menstrual hygiene Absorbent
Changing absorbents
Washing
Drying absorbents
Disposal
Soiling Soiling
Absorbent falling out
Irritation & infection
Physical experience Menstrual symptoms & management
Individual menstrual factors
Knowledge of menstruation
Psychological, social and cultural factors Coping mechanisms & self-efficacy
Stigma & shame
Labia elongation
Support Teachers
Friends
Family
Others