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Evaluating the impact of providing sanitary pads and menstrual health sensitisation on the overall scholastic performance of teenage girls & sensitivity index for high school boys.
Last registered on July 13, 2020

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Evaluating the impact of providing sanitary pads and menstrual health sensitisation on the overall scholastic performance of teenage girls & sensitivity index for high school boys.
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0005184
Initial registration date
December 16, 2019
Last updated
July 13, 2020 1:03 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Ramjas College (University of Delhi)
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Ramjas College (University of Delhi)
PI Affiliation
Ramjas College (University of Delhi)
Additional Trial Information
Status
Completed
Start date
2019-10-03
End date
2020-04-15
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study investigates the impact of providing sanitary pads in schools on the overall scholastic performance of schoolgirls. A sample of boys is also studied in the same school to see what's their response to sensitisation programs on menstrual health. There are two intervention groups and one control group. The first intervention group is a school which receives NGO sponsored sanitary pads in its ladies' room. The second intervention group not only receives the sanitary pads, but regular menstrual health sensitisation camps are also conducted there. Each group is a distinct low-income school of Delhi-NCR. We're trying to investigate if such interventions will help improve scholastic performance indicators like attendance, grades, ECA participation, and self-esteem in teenage schoolgirls. We're also trying to see if such camps are successful in sensitising boys.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Gadre, Animesh, Angira Shukla and Mrinal Tomar. 2020. "Evaluating the impact of providing sanitary pads and menstrual health sensitisation on the overall scholastic performance of teenage girls & sensitivity index for high school boys.." AEA RCT Registry. July 13. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.5184-1.4000000000000001.
Sponsors & Partners
Sponsor(s)
Partner(s)
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
There are two intervention groups and one control group.
Control group- School 1- studied status quo
Intervention Group 1- School 2- a school which receives NGO sponsored sanitary pads in its ladies' room.
Intervention group 2- School 3- not only receives the sanitary pads, but regular menstrual health sensitisation camps are also conducted there.
Intervention Start Date
2019-10-12
Intervention End Date
2020-03-28
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
For schoolgirls- attendance, cumulative grade average, ECA participation rate, self-esteem index
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
There are two intervention groups and one control group. The first intervention group is a school which receives NGO sponsored sanitary pads in its ladies' room. The second intervention group not only receives the sanitary pads, but regular menstrual health sensitisation camps are also conducted there. Each group is a distinct low-income school of Delhi-NCR. We're trying to investigate if such interventions will help improve scholastic performance indicators like attendance, grades, ECA participation, and self-esteem in teenage schoolgirls. We're also trying to see if such camps are successful in sensitising boys.
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Multistage random sampling to locate schools.
FIshbowl draw to select sample within school.
Randomization Unit
Level 1- Schools
Level 2- Individuals
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
3 schools
100 girls from each school and 100 boys from each school were randomly selected.
Sample size: planned number of observations
600 students.
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
3 schools
100 girls from each school and 100 boys from each school were randomly selected.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
Supporting Documents and Materials
Documents
Document Name
Research Proposal
Document Type
proposal
Document Description
A proposal that lays out the details of this project and the motivation behind it. The sample size was changed later and hence is not correct in this version of the document.
File
Research Proposal

MD5: 35d2f1d716834565a6ad87c272d9f361

SHA1: 09f412dc39112e6c38912b5c96a16177961e4ece

Uploaded At: December 16, 2019

IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Department of Economics, Ramjas College
IRB Approval Date
2019-09-09
IRB Approval Number
Details not available
Analysis Plan
Analysis Plan Documents
Pre Analysis Plan- Menstrual health interventions and scholastic performance

MD5: fe9ff102c431e04b6027466d8f883bf0

SHA1: 691811e846c807d732bf8d5561af1b0b4c451027

Uploaded At: July 12, 2020

Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
Yes
Intervention Completion Date
March 09, 2020, 12:00 AM +00:00
Is data collection complete?
Yes
Data Collection Completion Date
February 07, 2020, 12:00 AM +00:00
Final Sample Size: Number of Clusters (Unit of Randomization)
3 schools
Was attrition correlated with treatment status?
No
Final Sample Size: Total Number of Observations
300 students
Final Sample Size (or Number of Clusters) by Treatment Arms
50 schoolgirls control, 50 schoolgirls vending machine, 50 schoolgirls vending machine and menstrual health education 100 schoolboys control, 50 schoolboys menstrual health sensitisation
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials
Relevant Paper(s)
REPORTS & OTHER MATERIALS