Playing sports while having your period has always been a problem for girls. There is research (BBC: Periods and low confidence put some girls off sport) and data from the Youth Sport Trust which shows over the last three years, periods have become the biggest concern for girls when doing PE in school. A total of 37% o girls interviewed said periods stopped them from getting active in school last year, up from 27% in 2018-19.
If this is the situation in the UK, then what about Kenya?
Many times our distributions of underpants and pads have focused on supporting girls playing sports, whether it be soccer, hockey, or running.
This is a photograph in 2012 taken at a menstrual and reproductive health workshop held in Kibera, for girls in the school soccer club.