Sanitation, Stress, and Life Stage: A Systematic Data Collection Study among Women in Odisha, India

Emerging evidence demonstrates how inadequate access to water and sanitation is linked to psychosocial stress, especially among women, forcing them to navigate social and physical barriers during their daily sanitation routines. This study examines sanitation-related psychosocial stress (SRPS) across women’s reproductive lives in three distinct geographic sites (urban slums, rural villages, and rural tribal villages) in Odisha, India. It explores daily sanitation practices of adolescent, newly married, pregnant, and established adult women and identified stressors encountered during sanitation.

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Authors:
Kristyna R. S. Hulland, Rachel P. Chase, Bethany A. Caruso, Rojalin Swain, Bismita Biswal, Krushna Chandra Sahoo, Pinaki Panigrahi, Robert Dreibelbis
Publication date:
9 November 2015
Publisher:
PLOS One
No. of pages:
17